Creative Arts Exchange (CAE) initiatives are arts-based, international people-to-people exchanges that support and further U. S. Department of State foreign policy objectives and support the Interim National Security Strategy goals of strengthening democratic values around the globe by demonstrating
the power of creative free expression; and growing inclusive economic opportunities and prosperity for communities globally.
CAE initiatives create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development.
Programs are implemented in close coordination with U. S. embassies and consulates abroad.
Eligible themes and/or artistic genres for CAE initiatives vary and are determined based on Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) strategic priorities.
It is the Bureau’s intent to award two cooperative agreements in FY 2022, pending the availability of funds, for a total estimated amount of $2,780,000 under the following themes:
Performing Arts (Center Stage), and Theme 2:
Hip-Hop Collaboration (Next Level).
Please see NOFO sections A.) Program Description and B.) Federal Award Information, for additional details.