Comparative Trends in Arts Funding
April 27, 2016 · 5:30 pm · 7:00 pm
International Center: UNO Lakefront Campus
"Comparative Trends in Arts Funding"
A Conversation with the Cultural Counsellor of Sweden to The U.S. Linda Zachrison
Refreshments will be provided by the Consulate
Portions of the discussion will be recorded and podcast by WWNO
For information contact the UNO Arts Administration Program Office: 504-280-7134 or email@example.com
Presented by: University of New Orleans Arts Administration Program In partnership with The Consulate of Sweden to New Orleans | The World Affairs Council of New Orleans | The Arts Council of New Orleans | The UNO Bachelor in International Studies Program | WWNO Public Radio 89.9
Linda Zachrison was appointed by the Swedish government as Cultural Counselor to the United States in 2015 following completion of The Saga of Gösta Berling by Selma Lagerlöf, a play she co-directed with Norwegian Director Runar Hodne for the main stage at Kulturhuset, Stockholms stadsteater.
Kulturhuset, Stockholms stadsteater which is the largest theatre venue in the Nordic Countries was also Linda’s base for the previous ten years. She served on the management board of the theatre, as well as being the Artistic Director of Parkteatern, an annual three-month outdoor festival presented since 1942, reaching an annual audience of 200,000 people.
During her time at Kulturhuset, Stockholms stadsteater, Linda also developed, launched and managed a venue for international performing arts in Stockholm, under the name c/o Stockholms Stadsteater. The success was built on long experience organizing collaborative projects involving prominent international artists and ensembles appearing in Sweden for the first time, including names such as Forced Entertainment,
Jerome Bel, Gob Squad, Les Ballets C de la B.
During the years 2004 to 2006, Linda served as the Political Advisor of the Minister of Culture and Education in Sweden.
Linda has also been a Director at the Swedish Film Institute, responsible for distribution and promotion issues in Sweden and internationally. Earlier in her career she held the position of CEO at Cirkus Cirkör, a contemporary circus company based in Sweden with a large international presence.
Linda has held a wealth of other positions within the performing arts, covering both the creative side, management, marketing/audience development and outreach. This included co-founding the Theatre Magazine Visslingar & Rop, bringing theoretical and international perspectives to the performing arts.
Linda holds an MA from Stockholm University with a double major in Film and Theater studies and Philosophy. She has been giving talks on arts and culture, cultural policies and performing arts at Stockholm University, Södertörn högskola, in Sweden as well as at Yale School of Drama in New Haven and Goucher College in Baltimore. She lives in Washington DC with her husband and five-year old daughter.