Opportunity: travel and community


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts proudly announces the launch of the new smARTpower program.  smARTpower will send fifteen U.S. artists abroad to work with local artists and young people around the world to create community-based art projects. Travel opportunities of up to 45 days will be awarded to selected artists to design and develop programs in cooperation with local arts organizations in host countries including China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Venezuela. The objective of smARTpower is to support the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs mission to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, emphasizing shared social and cultural values. The program will showcase the role of visual artists as vibrant, engaged, and innovative partners in addressing broader social issues important to communities worldwide.

The following is a link to the article published in the New York Times regarding the project:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/arts/design/26friends.html?_r=1&ref=arts

For more information on the program or to apply please follow the link:

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/smartpower/.


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