History of Art for Tomorrow
The New York Times has been convening the Art conference since 2015, as Art for Tomorrow from 2015 to 2017 and the Art Leaders Network in 2018. We decided that, for the future growth and development of this conference, we needed to form a nonprofit structure around it and take it out of the commercial structure of The New York Times’s conference division.
Former New York Times vice president of international conferences Achilles Tsaltas established the Democracy & Culture Foundation to take Art for Tomorrow forward, maintaining strong links with The Times and the paper’s senior journalists who help to curate and develop the agenda and moderate the event.
Previous speakers have included: H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa, Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons, Amy Cappellazzo, Glenn D. Lowry, Dr. Tristram Hunt, Christo, Olafur Eliasson, Ann Temkin, Alicja Kwade, Michael Govan, Elif Shafak and many more.
The Democracy & Culture Foundation also organizes the Athens Democracy Forum.
Find out more about our previous events here.
The inaugural Art for Tomorrow (then conceived by The New York Times) is first run in Doha, Qatar.
Qatar Museums becomes the founding supporter of Art for Tomorrow.
Art for Tomorrow runs again in Doha.
The third instalment of Art for Tomorrow runs in Doha.
The event is renamed Art Leaders Network and runs in Berlin, Germany.
For the future growth and development of this conference, we formed a non-profit structure around it and took it out of the commercial structure of The New York Times conference division.
Former New York Times vice president of international conferences Achilles Tsaltas establishes the Democracy & Culture Foundation to take Art for Tomorrow forward.
The event remains strongly linked with The New York Times through a licensing deal, and with senior NYT journalists helping to craft and develop the agenda and moderating the event.
Art for Tomorrow is relaunched in Doha in November 2021.
Art for Tomorrow moves to Athens and Hydra in Greece in June.
Art for Tomorrow Talks take place in Doha in November.
Art for Tomorrow will be held in Florence and Solomeo, Italy.
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