Center Stage

Center Stage logoBringing Vibrant Contemporary Performers to the U.S.—and Cultural Diplomacy to Main Street America.

Diplomacy doesn’t just happen in conference rooms or at embassies. It can burst out in classrooms and dance studios, at town greens and landmarks, in coffee shops and arts centers, moving from person to person, between artist and arts lover.

Center StageSM tours:

  • provide opportunities for international performing artists to engage with diverse communities, including youth, throughout the U.S.
  • offer Americans the chance to grow in understanding and appreciation of other nations
  • provide for deeper engagement for both Americans and visiting artists, who will return home with direct experiences to share in their own communities

Generous support from private foundations augments core funding from the U.S. Department of State.  Many thanks to the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council for their generous support of both seasons as well as to the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art for supporting the first season of Center Stage.

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