The U.S. Department of State and the Bronx Museum of the Arts Announce International Community-Based Visual Arts Program

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BRONX, NY.- The Bronx Museum of the Arts announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to launch smARTpowerSM, a new international exchange program in which 15 American visual artists will travel abroad to collaborate with local artists and youth in creating community-based projects in 15 countries around the world. Locations planned for inclusion in the program include: China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Venezuela. The Bronx Museum will work with the State Department to select visual artists from across the United States who will travel to these countries to collaborate on the creation of new interactive programs and works of art beginning in May 2011. smARTpower is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and designed by the Bronx Museum of the Arts.