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American Music Abroad - Wordsmith on Tour and in Studio

Man holding mic wearing sunglasses and holding his fist out as he sings on stage with background singers behind him

Baltimore-based rapper Wordsmith toured Africa in 2016 with the American Music Abroad program, part of American Voices, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

A New Type of Film Workshop - In The Cloud

When the AFS program in Egypt was postponed due to security reasons, ECA was inspired to adopt a new method used by Tiffany Shlain, an AFS participant and leader in filmmaking and technology.

Museums Connect: Raising Disability Awareness in New York and Spain

The emPOWER Parents program through Museums Connect linked up parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder from Queens, NY and Madrid, Spain to provide support and resources.

Watch how Museums Connect's emPOWER Parents program created a cross-cultural network for parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder between Queens, NY and Madrid, Spain to provide support and resources.

Next Level

Next Level is an exciting initiative of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs that uses a collaboration of current music, spoken word, dance, and film to foster cross-cultural creative expression, understanding, and conflict resolution in younger audiences in underserved communities overseas, and to support the professional development of artists in those communities.

DanceMotion USA Connects Cultures through Collaborative Dance

Turkish, American, and Armenian dancers performed a collaborative dance piece at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of an ongoing cultural exchange sponsored by the Department of State’s DanceMotion USA program.

American Arts Incubator

American Arts Incubator uses new media and/or mural arts as a means for engaging youth, artists, and underserved community members in overseas communities in Asia to advance U.S. foreign policy by addressing a local community issue, such as women’s empowerment, HIV-AIDS prevention, social inclusion, conflict resolution, and the environment.

The Language of Dance

Alana has studied ballet for thirteen years and hopes to become a professional ballet dancer. At an audition for an intensive summer ballet program, she heard about the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program implemented by the Russian American Foundation (RAF). This program combines Russian language instruction, cultural immersion, and ballet training with Master Teachers of Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Museum Representatives from Around the World Convene for Museums Connect Colloquium

10 American museums met their overseas counterparts in Washington, D.C. during the 2013 Museums Connect Colloquium.

Inspiring Young Audiences and Building Bridges with Local Communities through Dance

Donald Byrd and his dance company Spectrum Dance Theater recently embarked on a DanceMotion USA tour. The Artistic Director and crew began the tour in Nepal, where they used dance to entertain and engage with the local people.

Discovering Chinese Culture through Music

Vanessa studied Chinese the summer of 2012 in Suzhou, China as a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) participant and was introduced to a whole new world.

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