Call for Artist, travel SmartArt- feb 28th 2011 deadline

The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs visual arts initiative, smARTpower, is now accepting applications. 

smARTpower sends U.S. artists abroad to collaborate with youth and local artists in the creation of community-based projects in China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Venezuela. Focusing on community engagement that encourages dialogue, experimentation and creativity, this program is designed to stimulate discourse around social issues, including the environment, education, health, girls or women’s issues and freedom of expression. In addition to leaving a tangible legacy of their project in the community, artists will conduct workshops, teach master classes, and perform other outreach activities while abroad.

Interested artists can apply online. Deadline: February 28, 2011



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