Unite Through Symphony
The annual OneBeat exchange program brings together musicians from around the world to build groundbreaking projects and lasting friendships.
Fans at the Delhi Comic Con remember how childhood American superheroes inspired them through very human struggles.
Celebrating India’s Heritage
The United States Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) celebrated 20 years of projects in India in 2022. The United States Mission in India, through AFCP, has partnered with conservation agencies to protect and restore historic sites and intangible cultural heritage, and celebrate India’s diverse cultures and traditions.
Communicating With Music
As an Indian American, Sameer Patel chose a fairly uncommon career by becoming a musical conductor.
The Poet and the Pulitzer
Award-winning writer Vijay Seshadri discusses the writing process, and the mysteries inherent in crafting world-renowned poetry.
Transforming Contemporary Literature
Meet six Black women who have written, edited or produced some of America's best literary work of the past 40 years.
As an academic and an Odissi performer and teacher, Kaustavi Sarkar uses the classical dance form to explore diverse ways of being and thinking.
Food for Thought: What’s on…
Jonathan Safran Foer and Jeffrey Gettleman discuss how daily actions can make an impact in the efforts to combat climate change.
Connecting Global Media
U.S. State Department’s and Film Independent’s Global Media Makers exchange program connects Indian film professionals with U.S. experts.
The Literary Connect
Fulbright-Nehru fellow Alan Johnson talks about his connection to India, his fascination with the country’s literature and the importance of exchanges like the Fulbright program.
Learning Through the Act of…
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellow Dr. Ajay Joshi shared the intricacies of Indian theater with students and other community members in the United States.
A Perpetual Learner
Lakshmi Ramaswamy shares her experience as a Fulbright Arts Fellow and how that has influenced her practice and management of the art of bharatanatyam.
The Power of Paint
American artist Augustina Droze created socially meaningful artworks and murals in India, during her Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship.
Not a Musical Tourist
Payton MacDonald connects Indian classical music with Western musical traditions.
Learn about the history, art, creativity and technology of American music at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
World of Words
The American Writers Museum celebrates writers and inspires people to engage in reading and writing through innovative and interactive exhibits.
Art of American Experience
Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum and witness centuries of dreams, challenges and creativity in the United States.
Exploring Pop Culture
The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle offers a glimpse of some of the biggest cultural icons and phenomena.
Dance of Connections
Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow Anugyan Nag explores the connections between movie dances in Bollywood and Hollywood.
From West Bengal to Washington, D.C., young artists and professionals learn from each other through a groundbreaking, heritage-themed exchange program.
Global Jams, International Bridges
Through tours sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Ari Roland leads artistes to build international understanding through music.
The International Writing Program Fall Residency at The University of Iowa brings together writers from India and other countries for creative work and collaborations.
Weaving Cultural Bonds
Fulbrighter Kanchan Wali-Richardson used her experience in Varanasi to design the River Sari series, a homage to the Ganges River.
Fulbrighter and textile artist Wendy Weiss talks about her experience of documenting ikat textiles in Gujarat.
Dancing Across Cultures
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Lalitha Sindhuri works to understand how cross-cultural training in dance can impact the body and life of kuchipudi dancers.
Several U.S. universities offer courses in the study of Sanskrit, even to students with no prior knowledge of any language other than English.
Bonding Over Music
The U.S. State Department’s OneBeat initiative brings together musicians from around the world to create original work and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement.
Creating Conversations Through Theater
Vinita Sud Belani’s theater company, EnActe Arts, works to increase representation of South Asians in theater.
Author and professor Jigna Desai works to transform people’s thinking about power dynamics in the South Asian diaspora.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, with the support of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, has restored the Batashewala Mughal Tomb Complex in New Delhi to its old glory.
Saving the Song
banglanatak dot com and the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation help preserve vital folk music forms of West Bengal and support communities in the process.
Finding Life in a Necropolis
Archaeological excavations funded by a grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation provides new understanding of the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park in Hyderabad.
A grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation helped give a new lease of life to the YMCA’s Student Branch at Lamington Road in Mumbai.
Leaves of History
The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is helping to preserve thousands of relics of India’s past in the United Theological College’s archives.