Rebuilding a Russian-American Conversation (RARAC) is a small grants public diplomacy program funded by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and administered by Cultural Vistas that aims to build connections between American organizations and Russian communities to share culture, pursue common opportunities in a collaborative manner, and address common global challenges.
What is public diplomacy?
Public diplomacy includes conversations between a variety of audiences, including, for example, cultural institutions responding to the demands imposed by the pandemic, social entrepreneurs seeking new opportunities in virtual engagement, artists reinventing and advancing their skills, organizations working in sustainability re-tooling to cope with shifts in consumption, and universities looking at the future of career readiness, among many more.
RARAC will provide seed grants of up to $7,500 for 15 virtual public diplomacy projects. The Applications deadline is February 1, 2022. Further information and application materials can be found here.