Paintbrush Diplomacy

Connecting people through art.

Welcome

We use art to connect people and understand cultures different from our own.  

We work to cultivate cultural awareness and understanding through the arts while eliminating harmful stereotypes. We hope to create a positive, creative learning space across borders for people to explore and exchange ideas and experiences, helping them understand those who are different. Today, with increasing access to technology and international systems, this type of global awareness and citizenship is fundamental.

International Art Exchange

For classrooms

We talk to interested teachers and, based on their students and focus, match them with other teachers and their classrooms in different parts of the world (like an art pen pal).

For artists

Exchange your art with an artist in another part of the world! We help you share your art in a safe space and hopefully make a friend in the process.

NEWS

  • Featured Artist: Daniele - Check out our featured artist for this month, Daniele Kay O'Donnell! She is 19 years old and lives in Orlando, Florida, in the United States. She started painting less than …
  • Kites with Kshama - An Exchange between Orion Elementary and ARTh by Kshama International Art Exchange between Esmeralda Martin-Singh's first grade class at Orion Alternative Elementary School and Kshama Thakkar, an artist in India …
  • Sonoma County Watercolors from St. John the Baptist Catholic School - At St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Northern California, students in Maeve's first grade class painted some beautiful watercolors of Sonoma County. See them all here! To participate in …
  • Join us in attending mDAC17: the 5th annual Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit - 5th annual mDAC17 A Hub for Art & Creative Technologies Mountain View, CA, July 21, 2017– Mobile Art Academy presents mDAC17: 5th annual Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit on August 11 – 13, 2017.  At the Pacific Art …
  • We unite with Artists United! - Nothing says #MondayMotivation like arts organizations banding together to create positive change in this world! We are so excited to announce our partnership with Artists United. You inspire us! Artists …
  • We have a new partner! Meet the Junior Center of Art and Science - We are excited to partner with an Oakland Institution intent on reinventing itself.  Junior Center of Art and Science has a wonderful location on Lake Merritt, we hope to partner …
  • SJSU Paseo Prototyping Festival - On April 7-8, we will be supporting ZERO1 and the SJSU Paseo Prototyping Festival, so if you live in the Bay Area, come out and join us! Click on the …