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Review for Transcultural Exchange Inc, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I heard about Transcultural Exchange through one of my friends who said he was going to volunteer for this exciting organization. Upon doing some research and meeting Mary Sherman, the Founder/Director, I was completely sold to its positive vibe, its collaborative nature and the fact that they were doing something very important. I volunteered for the 2007 Conference and it felt great to be a part of it; there were artists and art administrators from around the globe - even from India and South Africa, here to talk about their organization and attract artists and promote a cross-cultural exchange and dialogue. The conference was very well organized and informative; the panelists were well picked and the presentations flawless. The event brought together talented artists and just as important - people who could facilitate art projects, to network and build connections. Three years later, I still have those business cards and keep in touch with those individuals regarding exhibitions I am a part of. I hope donors and benefactors get to know about Transcultural Exchange and support the great work it does; it is has made a difference to the lives of artists all over the world and we are depended on it to grow and realize our artistic dreams and visions.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the Conference I attended. It was great because I meet a lot of resourceful people - artists and administrators from around the world, that have helped me in being a better artist and art administator

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hold the conferences in different cultural capitals every year.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

All the people at the Conference were great and wanted to help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fantastic! Its inspiring the volunteers the Founder/Director has been able to mobilize.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do what it does on a much bigger, better scale! It would make a big difference to the lives of many artists who have not been able to attend its events (it could have events all over the globe!).

Ways to make it better...

the Conference was free: then all artists who want to attend can come. But I know this is a funds issue more than anything. If they had more money or some to underwrite their program, it would grant talented people more access.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I assisted with the various tasks that were necessary for the Transcultural Exchange conference; including help panelists, receive foreign guests from the airport etc.