Cultural Exchange Opportunities with the US State Department

Are you interested in fostering cross-cultural understanding and collaboration?
Would you like to share your art with other cultures and nations?

If so, ask not what the State Department can do for you… ask what you can do for the State Department!

The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and the Austin Creative Alliance invite you to meet Liz Murphy, Cultural Affairs Outreach Officer, from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and to learn more about Cultural Programs and Exchanges for U.S. artists.

Ms. Murphy will explain the arts-based programs managed by the ECA - including American Music Abroad, Museums & Community Collaborations Abroad, and DanceMotion USA – and discuss how Austin artists can get involved in international exchanges.

When the program concludes around 5:00 pm, join us at The Dive Bar & Lounge watering hole for some informal conversation with Ms. Murphy.

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational Cultural Affairs (ECA) supports people-to-people exchange programs between the United States and more than 160 countries. Their programs foster mutual understanding among students, educators, artists, athletes, and emerging leaders in various professions. ECA program alumni comprise more than one million people worldwide and include more than 50 Nobel Laureates and 350 heads of state. For more information on the programs that support U.S. artists and U.S. foreign policy as a vital component in 21st Century diplomacy, visit http://exchanges.state.gov/cultural.

Thursday March 15, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Scottish Rite Theatre
207 W. 18th Street
Austin, TX 78701

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