The U.S. Embassy is proud to partner with the acclaimed Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw to host the first ever American Arts Incubator (AAI) in Poland during April and May. AAI is an international cultural exchange initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and ZERO1 that sends distinguished American artists abroad to partner with local community members and organizations to address social challenges – such as economic equity or environmental sustainability – through public art and technology projects. Poland was chosen along with the countries of Ecuador, Egypt, India, Morocco and Ukraine for this year’s AAI program, a component of which is providing small grants to fund community-driven art projects undertaken by local artists. The American artist coming to Poland to lead the inaugural AAI program is Amy Karle who will teach cutting-edge digital and media art skills, facilitate art-based explorations and show how art and technology can empower women through the science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) fields. Polish artists who are selected to take part in the AAI program will become part of a network of AAI artists around the world who demonstrate how public art and creative collaboration can be used as tools to build community, address social challenges, and promote cross-cultural understanding. For more details on the American Arts Incubator program in Poland and information on applying to take part, please visit http://www.kopernik.org.pl/wystawy/park-odkrywcow/pawilon-512/layers-of-life/ .