Cultural Programs

The cultural sections of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil bring innovative artists and musicians, creative thinkers, and talented athletes to share their work and passions as well as to learn from and collaborate with their Brazilian counterparts.  Through its cultural programs, the U.S. Mission in Brazil notably prioritizes the participation of women, racial and/or ethnic minorities, underserved audiences, and people with disabilities.

The American Film Showcases program exists as a partnership between the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Programs of person-to-person cultural diplomacy bring award-winning, contemporary American documentaries, independent fiction films, and master classes to select U.S. embassies and consulates every year. Highlighting the power of film to foster dialogue and cooperation, U.S. Embassy Brasília receives the American Film Showcase by contributing to film selection, programming, and general support.

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The American Music Abroad program shares the U.S.’s musical traditions with the international sphere’s arts discourse. Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the program’s month-long, multi-country exchanges feature public concerts, interactive performances, lecture demonstrations, media interviews, and more with musicians of characteristically American music genres. Performers and small ensembles audition for top spots in the program, with the intention to perform for young, underserved audiences and foster cultural and musical exchange. U.S. Embassy Brasília happily receives the American Music Abroad program and contributes to overall selection, programing, and support.

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In partnership between the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, OneBeat champions the power of original music as a pioneer for cultural diplomacy. Internationally talented musicians audition from all over the world, combine in the U.S. for a month-long residency and tour, and return home with musical projects creatively progressive for their societies while mutually empowering for local music-driven enterprises. U.S. Embassy Brasília participates in the selection process, honored to support and share Brazil’s stellar musicianship with the world.

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As an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, the Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) creates three-week mentorship experiences in the states. GSMP pairs sports leaders, advocates, executives, administrators, and educators from around the world with counterparts in the states to build mutually beneficial webs of support, tangible strategies for sports projects, and leadership aspirations. Most notably, the program features two initiatives – GSMP: Empower Women through Sports (to promote female leaders) and GSMP: Sport for Community (to support the disability sports sector). U.S. Embassy Brasília assists in the coordination of the program, including nominations of participants and overall publicity in Brazil.

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The Sports Visitors Program (SVP) features fast-paced, two week-long exchanges for non-elite, young athletes and coaches to interact with American culture and society. As an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, SVP fosters dialogue on nutrition, gender equality in sports, and more while encouraging the design and implementation of participants’ own action plans upon returning home. U.S. Embassy Brasília nominates athletes and coaches and assists in the publicity of SVP across Brazil.

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