As part of a U.S. Embassy Cairo program supporting the development of artists and cultural organizations in Egypt, the Embassy is pleased to announce the visit to Egypt of Brett Egan, an American expert on Arts Management, from January 4-10, 2014.
Mr. Egan is the Director of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. While in Cairo, he will be conducting training for arts managers and sharing the Institute’s expertise and experiences in arts management with Egyptian arts and cultural organizations. He will also meet with leaders in the arts sector in Cairo in order to learn about the current arts programming environment in Egypt.
As one of the largest, busiest performing arts centers in the world, the Kennedy Center and its leadership have developed extensive expertise in strategic planning, artistic planning, board management, marketing, fundraising, and financial management. The DeVos Institute operates on the premise that too few resources are spent to train the managers and boards who keep artists at work. The DeVos Institute has worked with many Egyptian organizations in the past and has a growing professional network of Egyptian arts managers who have received training through its arts management fellowship program.