International mobility toolkit by Battery Dance Company
Battery Dance Company has enjoyed the privilege of working in 54 countries on 6 continents over the past two decades. The Cultural Diplomacy Toolkit is Battery Dance Company’s official online platform for disseminating its knowledge and expertise in the field of international cultural engagement. Created through a generous grant from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and with means devised by BDC partners, Dancing Ink Productions, this toolkit provides guide posts, best practices, and information on venues, partners, and locations. The site also provides background stories so that context is understood and experiences can be compared.
The objectives of the toolkit are two-fold: to prevent other like-minded organizations from making the same mistakes experienced by Battery Dance Company, and to motivate others to think differently about the meaning of bilateral engagement and what the arts can achieve.