It’s a beautiful day in D.C. The sun is shining through the tall windows of Halcyon House, filing its many rooms with bright, invigorating light. It’s the sort of day that looks warmer than it actually is, which is why we’re inside, chatting about art and dresses with chickens on them and Star Trek, instead of lounging on the old mansion’s large lawn.
Halcyon Arts Lab fellow Georgia Saxelby shares her story behind To Future Women with Art Guide Australia. "Directly inspired by her experience of the Women’s March on Washington and developed during a 2017 residency at the Halcyon Arts Lab, Saxelby’s most well-known piece is To Future Women, 2018, an interactive installation featuring handwritten letters from contemporary women to their counterparts in 2037."
Kate Goodall believes D.C. is the perfect city for creative people working to make the world a better place. To give those folks a leg up, the English-born entrepreneur in 2017 co-founded Halcyon, an organization that provides residencies, mentorships and financial support for emerging artists and social entrepreneurs.
With 10 days left to their residency, Halcyon Incubator’s latest class of entrepreneurs showcased their startups with a pitch event Thursday afternoon. Eight early-stage companies took the stage to present their ventures to investors, peers and partners.
“Virginia is the kind of curator who is always there for you,” says artist Jenny Holzer. “Once, I was waiting alone in line at the White House, feeling nervous, and there she was—calm, kind, much fresher than the gold brocade.”
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How do you envision the future? Some imagine it as utopia; others, an apocalypse. In any case, this theme is explored in Halcyon Arts Lab’s newest exhibition, “Envisioning the Future – Other World Perspectives in a Virtual Reality Art,” featuring virtual reality works by international artists.
For years, around this time, we've offered you our annual Power 100, the list of 100 most influential business leaders whose numbers you wish you had on speed-dial.
This year, we thought, what if we didn't do that? What if we took a few steps back and looked at our younger leaders, the ones paving their own paths to power?
D.C.-based entrepreneurship incubator and nonprofit Halcyon has announced the lineup of women entrepreneurs set to present during its fall Fast Forward series.
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A Washington, D.C.-based tech incubator is hosting women entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia who work on social problems through apps.
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Reem Dad, a 22-year-old from Saudi Arabia, is developing a platform for pilgrims and tourists to experience a virtual reality tour of Medina, one of Islam's holiest sites.
Heba Zahid, 37, is working on GreenDesert, a venture that would be one of the first to help create a recycling culture in the Middle Eastern country.