Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Accepting Applications for USArtists International Grant Program

Funding Opportunity
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Accepting Applications for USArtists International Grant Program

AUGUST 14, 2015

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the USArtists International program is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through participation at international festivals.

To that end, grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and/or for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the United States.

Applicants must be a professional dance, music, or theater ensemble or a solo artist (including practitioners of folk and traditional forms) and be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or have a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit 501(c)(3) status. If an ensemble, the majority of its members be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. (whether a U.S.-based ensemble or a collaborative project with artists in the host country); if a solo performer, s/he must be invited to perform as a soloist without accompaniment and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

To be eligible, festivals must be sponsored or organized primarily by non-U.S.-based organizations; be international in scope, with representation from at least two countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. ensembles and/or solo artists; reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public; provide some support in the form of cash remuneration or paid or in-kind contributions toward eligible project expenses; and provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival.

There is a September 4, 2015, deadline for projects taking place between December 15, 2015, and December 14, 2016; a December 4, 2015, deadline for projects taking place between March 15, 2015, and March 14, 2016; and an April 15, 2016, for projects taking place between July 15, 2016, and July 14, 2017.

Complete program guidelines and the application form are available at the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website.

Link to Complete RFP: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/index.html

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