CALL: international arts exchange

Cultural Vistas is now accepting applications for the Celebrate the Connections international arts exchange program. Funded by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, Celebrate the Connections is a creative arts exchange that will send six U.S. artists who specialize in the urban arts to India in January 2016 (Jan 23 – Feb 9) for a teaching, learning, and performance tour across four cities. The purpose of the program is to foster cross-cultural dialogue and inspire creative collaboration between artist communities using the growing global influence of the urban arts.

Cultural Vistas is recruiting a cohort of six U.S. artists from the Northeast and across the U.S. to travel to India for a 15-day program in Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. This multi-segment program provides U.S. artists with a unique opportunity to collaborate, teach, and perform in communities across India, exploring the influence of the urban arts in a global context with artists and communities in both countries. The program consists of a virtual pre-program (December 2015), the travel program (Jan 23 – Feb 9, 2015), and post-program activities (Feb – May, 2016) that include the production of a program documentary and the participation of two artists selected from the cohort in the post-India showcase to take place in Washington, DC in May 2016.

They are seeking applications from a diverse pool of artists representing various genres of urban art, including but not limited to: music, dramatic arts, spoken word, visual arts, and dance. Applicants may include, among others: undergraduates, graduate students, educators, professional and community artists, arts administrators, and nonprofit professionals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be 18 years or older at the time of application.

International airfare, lodging in India, health and accident insurance, a daily stipend, and an art supply stipend are included in the program at no expense to the artists.


The deadline to apply is Monday, November 9, 2015.

Please direct questions or request for more information to Helen Bryant at or Katja Kurz at

Cultural Vistas, India

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