May 2011

Asad Jafri and Sundus Rasheed of City FM89
Asad Jafri
The Center Stage program was exciting as soon as I heard about it. As the Director of Arts and Culture at IMAN (Inner-city Muslim Action Network), I have a profound interest in the performing arts...Read more »
Musicians at The Rock
Neal Copperman
I first heard of the Center Stage program in October 2010 through the call for artists. My organization, AMP Concerts , is very active in presenting international programs in Albuquerque and around...Read more »

April 2011

Deidre Valente
On our first night we were invited to a fantastic jam session at The Rock Musicarium – a spectacular outdoor amphitheater in a beautiful park setting just outside of town. ; What an introduct...Read more »
Kathleen Pletcher
(Yogyarta, Indonesia) Contemporary culture is flourishing in a country renowned for its classical arts. Having practically launched my work in the arts from a love of Wayang Kulit (shadow puppetry),...Read more »
Jacob Yarrow
It was a thrill to be part of Center Stage's advance trip to Indonesia. Over the course of a week, we had a remarkably varied experienced that included the ancient and modern, urban and rural,...Read more »
Papermoon company
Lisa Booth
Our advance trip to Indonesia for Center Stage offered an invigorating mix of the ancient and the new – sometimes co-existing and other times interacting to create an exhilarating and fresh...Read more »

March 2011

Borobudur temple
Adrienne Petrillo
Landed in Padang today on the island of Sumatra. This area of Indonesia was devestated by an earthquake in 2009 and there is evidence of its impact throughout the city. We drove down the crowded...Read more »
City of Jakarta
Adrienne Petrillo
Arrived in Indonesia after 30+ hours of traveling. We had a lovely dinner with Chodidah "Toto" Rahardjo from the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and Amna Kusumo from the Kelola Foundation . They have both...Read more »
Rebecca Blunk
The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation has awarded $200,000 to the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) in support of the U.S. Department of State’s Center StageSM effort. “Center...Read more »

January 2011

Adrienne Petrillo
Today, assistant secretary of state Ann Stock spoke at the American Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference in New York City, where she announced that Center StageSM will bring a total of 10...Read more »