We are very glad you attended an activity featuring an artist group from Morocco, Pakistan, or Vietnam. This activity was part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs produced by the New England Foundation for the Arts.

The intent of Center Stage is to: 1) Create opportunities for artists from abroad to share their work here, experience U.S. culture, and directly interact with Americans; 2) Encourage American citizens to engage with artists from other cultures on stage and off; 3) Demonstrate the power of the arts to bring people together.

Your participation in this survey will help us document and evaluate Center Stage in an effort to continue to bring high quality, contemporary artists from abroad to the U.S. for cultural exchange through the Center Stage program. At the end of the survey, you may enter your name in a raffle to win a Center Stage Season 2 Sample CD.

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

* 2. What kind of activity did you attend?

* 3. What was the date of the activity? (List all dates if you attended multiple activities)

* 4. How did you learn about this activity?

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

* 6. Were you aware that the activity was part of the Center Stage program?

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

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

* 9. What would you have changed about the activity (if anything)?

* 10. Did you learn anything new about the artists, their country or culture?

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

* 12. Would you be interested in participating in other similar activities if they were available? Do you have recommendations for similar activities?

* 13. Are you leaving the activity with any questions you would have liked to ask the artist group? What are they?

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

* 15. Did the activity meet your expectations overall? (How?)

* 16. Gender

* 17. Age

* 18. Zip code

Thank you for your responses!

* 19. Yes! Enter me in the monthly raffle to receive a Center Stage Season 2 Sample CD. From June through December 2014, 10 recipients will be randomly selected each month. (Name and email address required to enter).

Center Stage 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, and the Asian Cultural Council. General management for Center Stage is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.

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