This program is for established artists of all ages and educational backgrounds to learn about and experience art performance in the US. Through observation and personal interaction with American art instructors, students and performers, international artists can gain first hand knowledge of American techniques, instruction styles and inspiration across a variety of art forms. American art mediums vary greatly from painting and street dance, to theater and fashion design. The ACES Artist Exchange Program is tailored to the participant’s artistic focus, goals and availability. International artists are placed with American host families that are carefully selected by ACES. Host families are from different socio-economic backgrounds and live in urban and rural areas. All have the desire to invite an international artist to become a member of their family for the duration of the program.