Each year, the Blouin Creative Leadership Summit brings together an unparalleled group of thought leaders to address the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization. This invitation-only Summit, developed in strategic partnership with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, hosts Heads of State, Nobel laureates, leading scholars, artists, global agency executives and international CEOs. The Summit addresses urgent issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, encourages the sharing of best practices and fosters new partnerships and actionable solutions. Together, delegates consider the challenges and opportunities facing us in the decade ahead in areas such as trade, poverty, cultural conflict and climate change. Please visit www.CreativeLeadershipSummit.org to learn more.
The Foundation believes that art can give a voice to those who have been silenced by war, atrocity and the abuse of human rights. In 2009, the Foundation embarked on ART+HOPE, a project in partnership with the UN Office for Drugs and Crime to support the work of the Victims Trust Fund of the International Criminal Court. The Victims Trust Fund works in war-ravaged countries to empower victims of grave human rights violations. Through ART+HOPE, renowned artist Ross Bleckner travelled to Northern Uganda to establish an arts program for formerly abducted children.
In order to support further advocacy and similar artist engagement, the Foundation contributed to the production of a BBC documentary on the use of art therapy to rehabilitate children affected by war. The documentary features artist Ross Bleckner, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Antonio Maria Costa and Ms. Louise Blouin. The documentary will demonstrate alternative ways to bring hope to communities affected by widespread human rights violations.
OECD report on the International Measurement of the Economic and Social Importance of Culture
In 2007 the Louise Blouin Foundation commissioned a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to determine the correlations between national spending on culture, economic prosperity and quality of life within Australia, Canada, France, the UK and the USA. The research was motivated by a desire to further understand and measure the economic impact and broader social importance of culture within regional and national economies. Please contact the Foundation to receive a copy of the report.
The Foundation is related to Louise Blouin Media through a common founder, Louise Blouin. The following is a list of Louise Blouin Media publications and websites.
- ARTINFO.com websites, published worldwide in English, French, Chinese and Portuguese, are the world’s leading cultural information platforms, offering insider coverage of galleries, museums, auctions, fairs, artists, architecture, design and travel, as well as art market financial data.
- Art+Auction magazine, written for the serious collector, is the leading authority on investing in fine art, antiques and collectables.
- Modern Painters magazine is the definitive source for news and commentary on emerging artists and contemporary art and culture.
- Gallery Guide is the most comprehensive, up-to-date source for information about gallery exhibitions in 4 localized regions across the world.
- Somogy, a Paris-based art publishing house that produces approximately 90 art and exhibition catalogues per year.
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