American Cultural Centers and Cultural Programming in China

American Cultural Centers and Cultural Programming in the People’s Republic of China

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards. PAS invites organizations to submit proposals for the establishment of an American Cultural Center (ACC) through an existing partnership with a Chinese institution and/or comprehensive U.S. cultural-related programming at space provided by a Chinese partner institution as needed.

The ACCs created through this initiative are open to organization/institution faculty, staff, and students of all levels, as well as the general public for specific events. The ACCs’ goal is to provide a space to create a community and interactions that allow Chinese audiences to better understand the United States, its culture, society, government, language, law, economic system, and values. The ACCs seek to address the broad spectrum of responsible U.S. opinions in a climate of academic freedom and open-ended inquiry. Areas of programming at ACCs may include (but are not limited to):
– Invited public, private, and academic speakers to engage audiences on U.S. culture, society, government, language, law, economic system, and values, etc.;
– Cultural programming representing a broad range of U.S. visual and performing arts;
– Information resources on U.S. culture, society, government, language, law, economic system, and values, etc. in print and/or electronic form.

Eligible applicants:
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Request for Applications (RFA). PAS invites U.S. post-secondary accredited institutions of higher learning (Public, Private, and State) and not-for-profit organizations subject to 501 (c) (3) of the tax code to submit proposals for the establishment of an American Cultural Center (ACC) through an existing partnership with a Chinese institution and/or comprehensive U.S. cultural-related programming at space provided by a Chinese partner institution as needed. PAS will award three grants up to US$100,000 per grant.

Closing date for applications:
July 31, 2015

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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