The Arts Envoy Program engages American artists and arts professionals in cultural exchange programs and shares the best of the U.S. arts community with the world to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration, to demonstrate shared values and aspirations, and to address foreign policy themes and objectives. American arts professionals -- including performing artists, visual artists, poets, playwrights, chefs, dancers, theatrical and film directors, curators, and others -- travel overseas to conduct workshops, give performances, and mentor young people. U.S. artists also engage online through virtual programs that often allow for greater reach and longer-term connections. Programs connect with international publics seeking to interact and connect with American arts professionals.
Program Length5 days to 6 weeks, Arts Envoy also supports virtual exchanges of varying length, from 2 days to 6 months
Eligibility and Application Overview
Arts Envoy Programs are arranged and implemented upon request from U.S. embassies around the globe. Arts Envoy does not accept applications to participate in the program, but expressions of interest and availability from qualified U.S. artists may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual and group participants are selected by U.S. embassies in collaboration with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Participants should meet the following qualifications:
- Be at least 18 years old;
- Be a U.S. Citizen;
- Be an expert/professional practitioner in the arts field.
Individuals and groups are selected by U.S. embassies in collaboration with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.