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smARTpower will send 15 American artists abroad to work with local artists and young people on the creation of community-based art projects in China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Venezuela. This is an open competition for both established and emerging artists who are U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. All applications and materials for the smARTpower program must be received via the smARTpower website by midnight, February 28, 2011. The online application is available at http://www.bronxmuseum.org/smartpower/. More information on smARTpower and the call for artists follows below.
BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ANNOUNCE REQUEST FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS
Visual Artists to Collaborate with Youth and Local Artists Around The World
The Bronx Museum of the Arts and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced a call for visual artists to apply to the smARTpower program. smARTpower is an international exchange initiative that will send 15 American artists abroad to work with local artists and young people on the creation of community-based art projects. Building on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision of “smart power diplomacy,” which embraces the use of a full range of diplomatic tools smARTpower will send selected artists to 15 countries, including China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Venezuela. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2011.
The artists will each spend up to 45 days in a specific country and will work with local communities to create works of art that address local or global social issues, such as women’s empowerment, education, health, the environment and civic engagement. This is an open competition and artists do not need to be invited to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old. Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply.
Through smARTpower, U.S. artists will develop arts projects that focus on specific community-based interests in collaboration with local arts and community organizations. Artists are strongly encouraged to create a tangible and lasting legacy of their work, that will remain in country, through a variety of visual arts media, including sculpture, painting, photo-based work, video and installation.
The selected artists will be announced in May, and the first projects will begin in summer 2011.
smARTpower is made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
All applications and materials must be received via the smARTpower website by midnight, February 28, 2011. No phone calls will be accepted.
Information and the online application are available at http://www.bronxmuseum.org/smARTpower/
Contact for Media Inquiries Only:
Resnicow Schroeder Associates
Elizabeth Chapman/Abby Margulies
U.S. Department of State