Networking opportunities for ifa alumni
Who are the other ifa alumni? What topics do they focus on in their discussions? What can we – ifa and its alumni – accomplish together? We provide our alumni with a wide range of networking opportunities, and an online community that offers exclusive content.
Alumniportal Deutschland is an interactive community for people who have done research or worked in Germany, or participated in a professional development programme there. With the Alumni Portal we are building up an interactive ifa community through which ifa alumni can link up with alumni from other organisations. Thus, a network is being created that will enable former and current recipients of ifa grants to stay in contact, and to make new contacts. Through the portal they have access to exclusive discussion forums, regional and subject-related networks, E-learning, and digital conferences. They can launch their own initiatives, take part in activities initiated or coordinated by other alumni, and provide technical support to each other. The portal includes content in both German and English.
Country representatives are alumni of the CrossCulture internships (“CCP” or “CrossCulture Praktika” in German), who serve as volunteer contact persons in their respective countries for other alumni and for future grant recipients. There are 20 country representatives in all. They participate in a continuous dialogue with ifa, and stay in touch with ifa, as well as the German embassies in their countries, and they serve as contact persons for organisations and the public. They help future CCP grant recipients to prepare for their stay abroad. They organise alumni meetings and activities on the national level, and in so doing, they make a significant contribution to the building of professional networks.
Which ifa events should I attend without fail? What’s new on the website? What’s going on in the funding programmes? Where are the various ifa alumni at the moment, and what projects have they launched?
On the ifa Facebook Page, interested members of the public can discuss various issues with alumni, and users can access information about current activities. This page includes content in both German and English.
The Facebook pages of our galleries in Berlin and Stuttgart provide information on current exhibitions, stimulating lectures, films being shown, and book presentations. These pages include content in both German and English.
On Facebook, KULTURAUSTAUSCH offers a look at the respective current issue, and proves time and again that it is at the forefront of debates worldwide. When other media report on subjects that we cover, we take note of their reporting and analysis, just as we present developments such as the confirmation of KULTURAUSTAUSCH writer Yanis Varoufakis as the Greek minister of finance. The information from KULTURAUSTAUSCH on the Facebook page appears in German only.
“Minderheiten Verbinden” is the networking portal on Facebook for minority German populations in Central and Eastern Europe, and in the CIS countries. Cultural managers, cultural assistants and journalists employed by ifa present their projects and their work here, with photographs, journalistic articles, and notices of events
Since 1971, ifa has been responsible for curating the German contribution to the Venice Biennial. As of 2015, the German Pavilion has its own Facebook page, which provides information for art enthusiasts throughout the world. Here users can get an inside look at the preparation and realisation of the German contribution by curator Florian Ebner, and find insights into the work of the artists Tobias Zielony, Hito Steyerl, Jasmina Metwaly, Philip Rizk and Olaf Nicolai. This page includes content in German and English.