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FEST

A Public Diplomacy Initiative

 

ABOUT FEST

FEST is a Public Diplomacy initiative where Consulates, Embassies, Government Organizations, and members of the broader diplomatic community host a customized series of cross-stakeholder engagements and events in a city where they aim to highlight their country's innovations and cultivate international collaboration. 

By tailoring the FEST Format, we co-curate bespoke programs bringing together arts and cultural organizations, science and technology institutions, universities and schools, industry and startup networks, social impact and grassroots groups –- to enrich international innovation ecosystems and make them more visible locally and around the world.


Our vision is to highlight and build on world-class innovation happening in each corner of the planet. 

 

FEST FORMAT

A two-week series of events-driven collaborations with stakeholders at every level

 
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EXHIBITIONS

Galleries, museums, studios, creatives and collectives

Major city venues and local pop-up gallery spaces where the general public can explore behind the scenes of scientific discovery through the arts, local creatives can get inspired by new and intriguing subject matter, and internationally recognized artists can share the thinking behind their work.

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WORKSHOPS

Universities, colleges, schools, and academics

Special visits by key innovators to inform, inspire, and mentor.

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GATHERINGS

Community organizations and groups

Special guest features at get-togethers, open mics, pub nights, and activities with local professionals and enthusiasts.

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EXCHANGES

Cross-sector corporations, non-profits and research institutions

Feature presentations, dialogues and guided visits to inform industries, share ideas, network, and drive innovation.

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SCREENINGS

Theatres, community hubs, industry leaders

Creative feature films immersing general audiences in the largest technological facilities in the world often experienced just once in a lifetime, followed by panels featuring leaders and innovators.

INTERESTED IN HOSTING A FEST?

 
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A subsidiary of ISM Arts & Culture.

 
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