The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar supports a variety of cultural exchange programs that further U.S. foreign policy, foster America's artistic excellence and promote mutual understanding and respect for other cultures and traditions.
American arts and culture reflect U.S. democratic principles, showcase the diversity of the U.S. society, and provide an excellent vehicle to engage and connect with audiences abroad.
The Arts Envoy Program shares the best of the U.S. arts community with the world to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration and to demonstrate shared values and aspirations.
AMERICAN ARTS INCUBATOR
American Arts Incubator uses new media and/or mural arts as a means for engaging youth, artists, and underserved community members in overseas communities in Asia to advance U.S. foreign policy by addressing a local community issue, such as women’s empowerment, HIV-AIDS prevention, social inclusion, conflict resolution, and the environment.
AMBASSADORS FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION
Established in 2001 to help developing countries preserve their cultural heritage, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) emphasizes the preservation of the world’s cultural patrimony as an integral component of U.S. foreign relations.
ART IN EMBASSIES PROGRAM
Established in 1963, the U.S. Department of State’s office of ART in Embassies (ART) plays a vital role in our nation’s public diplomacy through a culturally expansive mission, creating temporary and permanent exhibitions, artist programming, and publications.