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AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is dedicated to artists, educators and audiences of the world. The AFI Silver presents the richness of American and world cinema, exploring all forms of the moving image in the digital era and seeing the screen itself as a source of literacy, learning and vision for the future. AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media.

www.afi.com/silver

Alliance for New Music-Theatre

Alliance for New Music-TheaterThe Alliance for New Music-Theatre fosters the collaboration of artists from diverse forms, cultures, and disciplines; nurtures the creation, development and performance of new works, and engages audiences in dialogue towards a deeper understanding of the transformative power of music-theatre.

www.newmusictheatre.org

 

Ambassador Theater

Ambassador Theater's mission is to build international cultural awareness, provide a high standard of repertoire based on close relations with the diplomatic and cultural representatives of different countries in the United States and provide international interactive educational programs for the youth of the District of Columbia, DC Metro Area and around the US.

www.aticc.org
 

American Friends of the Czech Republic

American Friends of the Czech Republic

American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR) is an independent American non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the United States and Czech Republic. AFoCR fosters communication, encourages understanding, invites friendship, and promotes mutual respect between the two countries and their peoples, governments, economic enterprises, civic and cultural institutions. Nationwide in scope, AFoCR is the voice of the American constituency that supports close and strong relations with the Czech Republic and its people.

www.afocr.org

American University Department of Performing Arts - Theater / Musical Theater

American University Department of Performing Arts - Theater / Musical Theater

American University, defined by a global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service, is a leading liberal arts and research university. Its academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.

www.american.edu
 

Aspen Institute Prague

Aspen Prague is a non-ideological and non-partisan institution for airing new ideas and diverse points of view and provides a venue where all parts of society can join a neutral discussion on key topics of today. The activities of Aspen Institute Prague are divided into leadership, policy, and public programs.

www.aspeninstitute.cz

 

AT&T Enterprise Services, Inc.

AT&T Enterprise Services, Inc.AT&T is bringing it all together for its customers, from revolutionary smartphones to next-generation TV services and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses. For more than a century, AT&T Enterprise Services, Inc. have consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services and excellent customer care. Today, its mission is to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, and do it better than anyone else.  AT&T Enterprise Services, Inc. are fulfilling this vision by creating new solutions for consumers and businesses and by driving innovation in the communications and entertainment industry.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Atlas Performing Arts Center

The Atlas Performing Arts Center is a multiple-space, state of the art facility for performing arts and film. It fosters artistic growth of professional and aspiring performing artists throughout the region and establishes a unique community-centered venue for training and education in the performing arts and stagecraft in order to energize and sustain the revitalization of H Street, NE and the surrounding community in Washington, DC.

www.atlasarts.org

 

Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem is Washington, DC’s newest and most lively hangout, which is located in the historic U Street / Shaw Neighborhood, just a mile north of the White House. It is unique to the area, offering flavorful Eastern European cuisine in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere. 

Bořek Šípek

Bořek Šípek

World-class artist, designer, and architect Bořek Šípek was born in Prague in 1949. Šípek studied furniture design at the School for Arts and Crafts in Prague, architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Hamburg, and philosophy at the Technical University in Stuttgart. He obtained his Doctorate in architecture at the Technical University of Delft in 1979. From 1990-1998, he was professor of architecture at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts, and, in 1998, was appointed as court architect of Prague Castle by President Václav Havel. Šípek's architectural works have been collected by famous personalities such as Miloš Forman, Hillary Clinton, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan, and have garnered several major awards. He has also created designs for numerous influential design firms, including Cleto Munari, Dior, Driade, Sawaya & Moroni, Vitra, Manufactures Nationales de Sèvres, Swarovski, and Anthologie Quartett.   

www.boreksipek.com

Capital Fringe

Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in the summer of 2005 with the purpose of infusing energy into performing arts in the Washington, DC region through our annual Fringe Festival and year-round Fringe Training Factory. Capital Fringe’s vigorous programs ensure the growth and continued health of the local and regional performing arts community by helping artists become independent producers while stimulating the vibrant cultural landscape in the Washington, DC, community.

www.capitalfringe.org

Capitol Prague

A little corner of Central Europe on bustling M Street in Georgetown, Capitol Prague Restaurant offers a Czech and Slovak-inspired fare infused by a rich heritage of the Habsburgs. A revival of an old empire cuisine blends aromas of fresh herbs, slow roasted meats, homemade sweets and lost culinary wonders of the old continent influenced by people and cultures coming to Central Europe from all corners of the world. From goulash, slow-roasted beef sirloin, delectable root vegetable medleys, schnitzel, pickled beets, or pastry dishes such as strudel, crepes, or sweet dumplings souffles, the various culinary influences resulted into a unique and exciting new cuisine offered Capitol Prague.

www.capitolprague.com

Cathedral Choral Society

The Cathedral Choral Society is the resident symphonic chorus of Washington National Cathedral. The 160-voice chorus is the oldest choral group in Washington, having been founded in 1941 by Paul Callaway who served as music director until 1984. Since 1985, J. Reilly Lewis has conducted the Society in musical masterpieces from plainsong to the classics to contemporary works. Since its founding, the Cathedral Choral Society has presented numerous world premieres, many of them commissioned by the Society, and has maintained a tradition of showcasing both promising young soloists and internationally known artists.

www.cathedralchoralsociety.org

Classical WETA

Classical WETA and WETA Television are public broadcasting stations serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia with high-quality programming.  Classical WETA 90.9 FM is the exclusive classical music radio station in the nation’s capital and is consistently one of the most-listened-to stations in the market. Classical WETA can be heard at 90.9 FM in the Washington area, 88.9 FM in Frederick, Maryland, and 89.1 FM in Hagerstown, Maryland, as well via Internet streaming at www.classicalweta.org. VivaLaVoce — The Station That Sings — is Classical WETA’s all-vocal classical music channel available by live stream at www.vivalavoce.org and via the HD2 signal of 90.9 FM.

Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles

Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles provides a wide variety of cultural programs to the public, featuring Czech artists, films, concerts, and more.

www.mzv.cz/losangeles/en

Czech Center

Czech Center

The Czech Center New York (CC NY) is a meeting place for Czech and local culture, a place where artists and professionals, Czech and non-Czech alike, can get to know each other and talk about their work, and produce work together, when the chance presents itself. Though of course our focus is on contemporary Czech artists, we are open to any idea that addresses current cultural or social themes, and are committed to the support of new international projects.

www.new-york.czechcentres.cz

Czech Radio

Czech Radio

Czech Radio is the only public service radio in the Czech Republic. Next to its main 4 nationwide full service format stations, Czech Radio offers also 4 special stations focusing on news and current affairs, classical music, popularization of science and applied technical sciences, and young audience. Further, Czech Radio broadcasts abroad in 6 languages including Czech (service for compatriots living abroad).

www.rozhlas.cz (Czech version)

www.radio.cz/en (English version)

 

Forum 2000 Foundation

The Forum 2000 Foundation was established in 1996 as a joint initiative of the late President Václav Havel, Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel. Forum 2000 pursues the legacy of Václav Havel by supporting the values of democracy and respect for human rights, assisting the development of civil society, and encouraging religious, cultural and ethnic tolerance. It provides a platform for global leaders, as well as thinkers and courageous individuals from every field of endeavor, to openly debate and share these critical issues.

www.forum2000.cz

 

Francois and Calleen Letaconnoux

Francois and Calleen Letaconnoux are devoted friends of the Czech Republic and great admirers of the life and work of Vaclav Havel; Francois's mother, Marjenka Krocova, immigrated from Moravia to France in 1936. Calleen is a Regent of the Bethlehem University in the Palestinian Territories.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. It is a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of its research, scholarship, faith and service.

www.georgetown.edu
 

Javlin

JavlinJavlin is a premiere provider of data integration software and solutions for mass data processing. The company of over 50 dedicated and very specialized individuals is squarely focused on the business of managing these complex data solutions from small, medium to large. They pride themselves in delivering the best price and performance of any company in the industry. In addition to being a technology solutions provider, Javlin offers both data integration consulting services and custom software development to deliver solutions quickly and affordably to customers of all sizes.

 
Library of Congress

Library of Congress

The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.

www.loc.gov

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint

  The MThe The Mead Theatre Lab is a signature space where visitors experience innovative new work and interact with an exciting mix of artists. The 60-seat theatre is a venue for talented directors--both independent producers and those associated with companies or organizations—to present pieces that explore new ideas and challenge area audiences. The theatre features daring artists who tell original stories, present classic material with an innovative directorial vision, or conceptualize new or interdisciplinary forms.

www.culturaldc.org/performing-arts/mead-theatre-lab-program

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

In 1923, the Czechoslovak government decided that Czernin Palace would be alloted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offices of which were dispersed in several places in Prague. State rooms of Czernin Palace host many significant negotiations, and serve for the purposes of multiple conferences and sessions. It is not by accident that it was here where the Warsaw Treaty was dissolved at the beginning of 1990s.

www.mzv.cz

Click here for a virtual tour of the Czernin Palace.
 

National Film Archive (NFA) in Prague

NFAThe National Film Archive (NFA) is one of the ten oldest  film archives in the world. The NFA's function is collection, preservation, scientific processing, and using of audiovisual archival materials which document national film production, genesis and development of film art, life of the Czech nation and important world events. At present, the NFA takes care of more tha 150 million film meters, 600 thousand photographs, 30 thousand posters, and 100 thousand advert materials. 

www.nfa.cz/en/about-us.html

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art

The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art, at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

www.nga.gov

One World - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

One WorldOne World is the biggest human rights film festival in the world, held annually in Prague and other cities of the Czech Republic. Established in 1999 by the Czech NGO People in Need, the One World Festival presents over 100 documentary films from around the globe, promoting the highest quality documentary films on social, political, environmental and human rights issues. It is a major cultural event in the Czech Republic that attracts more than 100,000 viewers annually. Also, it is a founding member of the Human Rights Film Network, which brings together 35 festivals around the world.

www.oneworld.cz

PANT Civic Initiative

PANT is a Czech civic initiative, established in Ostrava in 2007, which focuses primarily on educational activities in the area of modern history, documentary films, developing films, developing historical awareness and charting historical memory in the Czech, Central European, and European contexts. Most of its members are teachers and lecturers. The iniative offers annual conferences to educate the community about totalitarianism, seminars for primary and secondary school teachers, workshops, and other educational activities.

www.modern-history.eu

People in Need

People In NeedThe People in Need organization was established in 1992, by a group of war reporters and foreign correspondents who were no longer satisfied with bringing back information to the Czech Republic; instead, they began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization focused on providing aid to crisis areas and supporting adherence to human rights around the world. Over the past 20 years, it has grown into one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe and has also become active in the field of education as well as helping those living in social exclusion. Today, People in Need focuses on four key areas: humanitarian aid and development cooperation, support for human rights, social integration programs, and education and information programs.

www.peopleinneed.cz

Pilsner Urquell

Pilsner UrquellPilsner Urquell is the world’s first and original Pilsner. It has a pure and distinctive taste that is known for a fine balance of sweetness and bitterness. Untouched since it was first created in the enchanting central European city of Pilsen, Pilsner Urquell is celebrated for its originality, authenticity and uncompromised quality.

Political Prisoners.eu

Political Prisoners is a Prague-based, unsubsidized research initiative whose primary purpose is to collect and disseminate the oral histories of the political prisoners who survived Czechoslovakian prisons under Stalinism. In addition to this website’s focus on the late 1940’s through 1950’s, the organization holds regular historical conferences, youth camps, and compiles the Czechoslovak Political Prisoners anthology to enable these stories to cross the globe.

www.politicalprisoners.eu

The Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre has been a cornerstone of northwest Washington DC since the theater opened in February 1923. In April 2003, the Avalon became a nonprofit theater operated by The Avalon Theatre Project. As an independent, nonprofit theater, the Avalon offers exciting and diverse programming that includes outstanding first-run commercial films, independent and foreign films, documentaries, film festivals, and special programs for families and seniors. The Avalon Café opened in April 2009 in one of the theater’s retail spaces and will enhance the movie-going experience with outstanding food and beverages.

www.theavalon.org

The Catholic University of America

The Catholic University of America

As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world. The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music remains the preeminent Catholic center for music study in the United States and is internationally recognized for perpetuating the Church’s historical role in uplifting the human spirit through the study and performance of music.

www.cua.edu

The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR)

The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR)

ÚSTRThe Institute studies and impartially evaluates the time of non-freedom and the time of the communist totalitarian regime; examines the anti-democratic and criminal activity of the state bodies, especially its security services; the criminal activities of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and other organizations based on its ideology; analyzes causes and methods of liquidation of the democratic regime during the time of communist totalitarian power, documents the participation of both local and foreign persons in support of the communist regime and in resistance to it;documents Nazi and communist crimes; provides the public with the results of its activity, mainly to publish information about the time of non-freedom, the time of Communist totalitarian power and about the acts and fates of individuals, publishes and disseminates publications, organizes exhibitions, seminars, professional conferences and discussions, cooperates with scientific, cultural, educational and other institutions for the purpose of exchanging information and experience relating to professional issues; cooperates with foreign institutions and individuals of similar orientation.

www.ustrcr.cz/en

The University of Tampa

The University of Tampa

The University of Tampa’s strong commitment to the arts is demonstrated in its variety of degree programs and numerous on-campus opportunities for students to hone their craft. Off campus, the University's downtown location puts it in the heart of Tampa’s arts and culture experience, within walking distance of the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for Performing Arts, Tampa Theatre, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Bay Times Forum and many local galleries and performing arts venues.

www.ut.edu

Václav Havel Library

Václav Havel Library

The Václav Havel Library in Prague functions as a centre for the documentation and research of modern Czech history, with an emphasis on promoting the ideas and works of Václav Havel: playwright, fighter against totalitarianism, leader of the 1989 Velvet Revolution, Czechoslovak and Czech president, and a symbol of vigilance against despotism.

www.vaclavhavel-library.org/en

 

Václav Havel Library Foundation

The Václav Havel Library Foundation is a nonprofit foundation based at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City. It works in partnership with the Václav Havel Library in Prague to honor, preserve, and build upon the legacy of playwright, dissident, and President Václav Havel.

www.vhlf.org

VIZE 97

VIZE 97

Vize97The Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 has a relatively broad range of interests reflecting the concerns of its founders and the traditions on which it draws. The foundation chiefly operates in the sphere of social care, healthcare, education and culture, though on occasion it organises or lends support to various activities in the area of human rights, while also seeking to respond to society's current needs. At the same time, the foundation also strives – in the spirit of its name – to find and support projects which look to the future, to causes that may seem less important or even marginal to many people today, but which will prove their worth in the course of time, together with undertakings that can serve as prototypes or models, which are farseeing rather than short-sighted and which are groundbreaking or even visionary. The foundation regularly gives minor financial donations to provide one-off assistance to organisations of every kind, as well as individuals in dire need of assistance.

www.vize.cz

 

West End Cinema

West End Cinema

 West End Cinema is an independent art house cinema located near DuPont in Washington, DC. The cinema focuses on independent, foreign, and documentary films, especially ones that offer new intellectual and cultural perspectives to the audience.

www.westendcinema.com

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

 YPFP is a community of promising young professionals with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, all of whom are bound together by an interest in addressing global challenges. During the most formative years of their careers, YPFP educates and influences its members through comprehensive, informed and diverse cross-sector dialogue with each other and today’s leading foreign policy leaders. Through these discussions and other activities, members develop personal and professional relationships that will last a lifetime.


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