Cultural Exchange Programs
  • “It was an amazing and fulfilling opportunity that I consider myself very lucky and privileged to have had, but I was also a hard and tireless worker which made the results even better. The program is an excellent one and I have and continue to encourage my friends to take up on the opportunity that IA&A offers.”

    ~ Gemma Lumley from Australia, intern at Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

  • “I feel that I did achieve my final goal through this training program. I was able to acquire important knowledge about the way that photojournalists work in the U.S.”

    ~ Lucas Cannistraci from Argentina, trainee at Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, FL

  • “It was great working with professionals in the field of arts and learning from them. I learned to work independently and became more flexible and open.”

    ~ Stephanie, trainee at the Washington National Opera, Washington, DC

  • “This training has been a golden opportunity, I’ve got to learn a lot of skills, and programs that I did not know about, that would definitely help my institution in Mexico. Not only this, but the social networking, has been great, the people that I have come to know are now, not only work colleagues, but friends as well.”

    ~ Denisse Flores Somarriba from Mexico, trainee at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.

With International Arts & Artists, travel and learn. IA&A offers visa assistance, training classes, study tours, and internship programs around the world. Contact IA&A to custom design your travel, training or internship program or 'Click' on one of the program links below.
J1 Visa
J1 Short-term Scholar
H3 Visa
Cultural exchange visa required for unpaid and paid internships and training programs in the United States
Visa for arts and culture scholars, curators and lecturers to visit the United States for up to 6 months
Visa allows trainee to train in his/her field of experience if that training is not available in home country
India Study Tour
Dance Program
China Internship
Art In India 2014 has been cancelled
Four-week training programs for international students focused on American modern, ballet and jazz
In partnership with the China Studies Institute, this program offers opportunties to American students and professionals

Watch Anna Smith Speak at TEDX Talks in July 2012

Anna Smith on the panel at "Beyond Cultural Diplomacy," an event organized by the World Policy Institute, NY on October 11, 2013

Click here to read about the event.

Click here to view photos of the event.


Leadership Council Event

Join International Arts & Artists and your fellow leaders across the region for a special presentation and festive food and wine to celebrate cultural diplomacy in the arts.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
5-7 pm
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW

$30 per person
Business Attire

IA&A Summer Party

For active J1 participants and program alumni in NYC

Thursday, June 12, 2014
6-9 pm
Rooftop Location in Brooklyn TBA