Center StageSM is an international exchange program that will allow international performing artists to tour throughout the U.S. in 2012. The program will:
* build cultural awareness,
* develop long-lasting relationships between people,
* enhance mutual understanding.
Center StageSM will bring ten ensembles from several countries for month-long tours of the U.S. in 2012, connecting artists with diverse communities in primarily small and mid-sized cities and towns across the U.S. Artist ensembles will be selected from three to four of the following seven countries: Haiti, Mali, Pakistan, Indonesia, Senegal, Syria, and Turkey.
Center StageSM will provide each ensemble with an honorarium and arrange and pay for travel and direct on-tour expenses. U.S.-based staff will accompany each ensemble on tour.
More information about this opportunity can be found on the NEFA website.