Cultural Programs

The Cultural Affairs Office in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy offers the following cultural/arts programs designed to enhance mutual understanding among the people of Botswana and the United States of America.

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP):

Supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world. AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages. More information

The Arts Envoy Program:

This 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 professionals — including performing artists, visual artists, poets, playwrights, theatrical and film directors, curators, and others — travel overseas to conduct workshops, give performances, and mentor young people. Programs seek to connect with international publics who might not otherwise have the opportunity to engage with American arts professionals. More information