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Home of American Spaces

Connect, Share, Learn

American Spaces are local physical locations for foreign residents to connect – with people, with ideas and with the United States through collaboration and self-discovery. This website is the go-to, one-stop shop for resources and programming ideas for use in American Spaces. Look for useful guidance and resources in the management, programming, training and design sections.

NEW PROGRAM PACKAGE: Dream It. Design It. Do It.

This new program created for American Spaces by the Smithsonian encourages participants to think about and engage with themes and stories of U.S. innovation and entrepreneurship by highlighting well-known American entrepreneurs and their innovative ideas. The program includes a hands-on innovation activity that allows participants to work through the process of invention to better understand how innovation and entrepreneurship can be used to solve everyday problems. See all Smithsonian-created program kits.

Posters, Posters, Posters! You’ve Asked for Them. We Have Them! Do You Want More?

The Office of American Spaces is collaborating with IIP’s Publications office to bring BRAND NEW, custom made, one-of-a-kind downloadable posters to all American Spaces — many in multiple languages!

Posters are available for Earth Day, women’s history month, black history month, jazz appreciation and more! How does your American Space use posters? Complement program offerings? Create an inviting environment? Cultivate an American spirit? To keep making them available, the Office of American Spaces would like…

Office of American Spaces Annual Report

The Office of American Spaces has released its second annual report, providing statistics and financial information for fiscal year 2016. The report outlines how the office’s total budget was allocated and presents numbers of visitors, programs and other data about the activities within the American Spaces. The report shows…

“Space” Photos on IIP Photo Archive

On the IIP Photo Archive: Check out this selection of space-related imagery, including the cast and producers of the film Hidden Figures. The film, based on the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, chronicles the lives of three African-American women who worked at NASA as “human computers” and were vital to the success of Astronaut John Glenn’s 1962 mission. The photos are…