Meridian International Center, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C., is working the U.S. State Department on a Mural Arts Exchange opportunity. We are trying to identify 4 American artists that can travel to 4 different countries for 3.5 week programs in 2014 and 2015. I was curious if the Montana Arts Council has an Opportunities for Artists page or a listserv that the following announcement can be sent to. Also, please let me know if there is a more appropriate person who I can speak about promoting this opportunity in Montana.
With best regards,
Meridian International Center – a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. – is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Community Engagement through the Arts Exchange Program for American mural artists. Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Programs Division in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) with programming support from Meridian, four American artists will travel abroad to collaborate with local youth and underserved populations on community-based projects in the mural arts. Artists will design, implement and administer a 3.5-week, in-country program based on local community issues for the country specified. Projects should be designed to advance U.S. foreign policy goals in that country by addressing a local community issue, such as gender equality, preserving indigenous culture, youth empowerment, health and sanitation, education challenges, or the environment.
Meridian is accepting applications for projects in Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Applications are due on April 6, 2014 by 11:59 p.m. EST, and application directions can be found at: http://www.meridian.org/cultural-diplomacy/art-for-cultural-diplomacy/community-engagement-through-the-arts-exchange-program-for-american-mural-artists