Paintbrush Diplomacy

Connecting people through art.


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.

Hello World by TransCultural Exchange

We are also excited to participate in Hello World, an international project where artists throughout the world have submitted art works to share with all of us. We hope you enjoy this gesture of goodwill and solidarity from our colleagues around the globe. Learn more about this incredible project here.