Under the Heritage Preservation program, Creative Connections will bring together 30 high school-aged participants from The Mandala Theatre in Katmandu, Nepal and the Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull, CT to engage in a creative approach to cultural heritage preservation using the power of the arts to better understand their own and other cultures.

Partners will also explore how inter-generational and societal tensions can be addressed through a better understanding and appreciation of cultural differences and of common values. Participants will put together and facilitate one-day workshop residences at four local schools in both countries, encouraging local students to carry on the work of heritage preservation in their own lives. The program will run from November 2018- April 2019.

Creative Connections will join a cohort of four other organizations as part of the Communities Connecting Heritage program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning. The Communities Connecting Heritage (CCH) program empowers youth to protect the cultural heritage of underserved communities around the world. Through virtual and in-person exchanges and exhibitions, the program supports new partnerships between U.S. and international cultural organizations and the communities they serve.

Learn More about the Communities Connecting Heritage program: https://www.worldlearning.org/program/communities-connecting-heritage/

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