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:
Please send any questions that you might have in regards to the application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Apply: Professional Artists
Discipline: Visual Arts
Submission Deadline: 04/06/2014
Contact Name: Terry Harvey