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USArtists International Grants

Grants to Facilitate Artist Participation
in International Festivals

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Foundation / Corporation

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Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

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Grants for up to $15,000 to facilitate artist participation in international festivals. The purpose of this funding is to foster greater appreciation of the excellence, diversity and vitality of the American performing arts throughout the world. This RFP will support American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside of the United States.

Under these guidelines, funding is not available for:
• artists who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents
• collaborations where the majority of participants in the performance are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents
• amateur groups or groups comprised of participants from instructional programs such as glee clubs, bands, music or dance artists/ensembles of academic institutions, or student and youth ensembles
• individuals or ensembles that are for-profit entities
• festivals that:
- take place within the United States or its territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands
- consist primarily of workshops, training or conference sessions, are competitions or are academic in nature
- are focused on youth or children
- are not curated or where artists/ensembles must produce their own performances, e.g. artists/ensembles that are self-selected, rent a venue, receive no contribution towards the eligible expenses or a percentage of box office income from the festival
- require artists/ensembles to pay any type of fee in order to participate, including application or registration fees
- present artists/ensembles in a showcase format

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127866

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A dance, music or theater ensemble or solo artist, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms, that works at a professional level

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Adam Bernstein

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming