You recently attended an activity featuring an artist group from Haiti, Indonesia, or Pakistan. This activity was supported by the Center Stage program. Center Stage is a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, and with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. General management for Center Stage is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.

Cultural exchange doesn't just happen in conference rooms or at embassies. It can burst out in classrooms and studios, on town greens and beside historic landmarks, in coffee shops and arts centers, moving from person to person, between artist and arts lover. Center Stage activities include performances, workshops, meetings, dinners, or other community events.

Please answer a few short questions to help us continue to bring high quality, contemporary artists from abroad to the U.S. for cultural exchange through the Center Stage program.

* 1. What Center Stage group was featured in the activity you attended?

* 2. What kind of activity did you attend?

* 3. How did you learn about this activity?

* 4. What were your main reasons for coming to this activity?

* 5. How familiar were you with the artist group and their country of origin?

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* 6. What were your favorite things about the activity?

* 7. What were your least favorite things about the activity?

* 8. To what degree did you gain new insight or learning about the artist's country of origin through this activity?

* 9. What emotions were you feeling as you left the activity?

* 10. Are you leaving the activity with any questions you would have liked to ask the artist group?

* 11. When you look back on this experience a year from now, what do you think you'll remember?

* 12. Did the activity meet your expectations overall?

* 13. Gender

* 14. Age

* 15. Zip code

Thank you for your responses!