The Art as Cultural Diplomacy Conference: A Forum for Young Leaders (ACD)
“Contemporary International Dialogue: Art-based Developments and Culture Shared between Nations”

(London; August 21st - 26th, 2013 - Held Parallel to “The Notting Hill Carnival 2013”)

Welcome to ACD

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: A Forum for Young Leaders (ACD) is a network of students and young professionals who have an interest in exploring the field of art as a vehicle for cultural diplomacy. Participants join the forum by taking part in an ACD Weeklong Seminar, following which they are encouraged to conduct their own research and organize their own activity in the field.

About ACD Weeklong Seminars »

ICD Weeklong Seminars are targeted at students and young professionals with an active interest in art & music, cultural studies, international relations, political science, peace studies, and diplomacy. Weeklong Seminars are held every 6 months and consist of 4-5 day programs of lectures, seminars, and workshops, together with cultural and social activities. The Seminars aim to give the participants an insight into key perspectives on the potential for art to serve as a vehicle of cultural diplomacy, introduce them to a network of like-minded individuals, and allow them to explore the cultural landscape of the city of London. Speakers during the seminars include individuals from the fields of politics, diplomacy, academia, culture & the arts, civil society, and the private sector.

Joining the ACD Forum »

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: A Forum for Young Leaders (ACD) is open to all individuals with an interest in exploring the potential of art to serve as a vehicle for cultural diplomacy. To join the forum you must take part in one of the ACD Weeklong Seminars, which will be held every 6 months.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the seminar, please click on the "Apply Now" link below and fill out the online application form:

Participant Papers

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the conference, and would therefore like to welcome conference participants to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference.

Certificate of Attendance

All Conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the high-profile speakers who took part in the event, and list the topics which were discussed.

Seminar Speakers »

The speakers during the Seminar will include dignitaries and celebrated artists and leading figures and experts from cinema, art and culture, international politics, the diplomatic community and civil society from across the world.

These speakers will include high number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board; to learn more about the ICD Advisory Board please click here.

Artists/Speakers for the Seminar include:

David Soul
ICD Advisory Board Member; Celebrated American Actor; Best known for his Role as Detective “Kenneth Hutch" (more)
Marcia Barrett
ICD Advisory Board Member; Lead Singer for the World renowned Band “Boney M” (more)

Next Weeklong Seminar Agenda

(London; August 21st - 26th, 2013)

In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the forthcoming ACD Weeklong Seminar will focus in particular on the following theme:

“Contemporary International Dialogue: Art-based Developments and Culture Shared between Nations”