Arts Envoy

Carmen Smith poses with school children in the Democratic Republic of Congo who performed for her visit.


The Arts Envoy Program shares the best of the U.S. arts community with the world to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration and to demonstrate shared values and aspirations. American arts professionals-- including performing artists, visual artists, poets, playwrights, theatrical and film directors, curators, and others-- travel overseas to conduct workshops, give performances, and mentor young people. Programs seek to connect with international publics who might not otherwise have the opportunity to engage with American arts professionals.

Program Length

5 days to 6 weeks

Eligibility and Application Overview

Participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Be an expert/professional practitioner in the arts field.
Application Details

Individuals and groups are selected by U.S. embassies in collaboration with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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