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French-American Jazz Exchange

Grants to American and French Jazz Artists
& Ensembles for Collaborative Works

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support by Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and in partnership with FACE Foundation.

Deadline Date:

03/16/18 Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to jazz artists and ensembles in the USA, its territories and France to collaborate on artistic activities that provide exposure to new audiences and professional relationships. This program supports projects jointly conceived by French and American professional musicians that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of jazz.

The program awards grants through an open, competitive application process to support projects that take place either in France or the United States and their respective territories or both, within a 16-month period.

FAJE supports activities that may result in the creation of original work, establishment of new creative and professional partnerships, and development of new audiences. Projects may include jazz artists collaborating with artists working in different music genres.

As an additional benefit to program grantees, nonprofit presenters in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia) are eligible to receive fee-subsidy for booking performance engagements by FAJE artists after the end of their project periods.

Funds may be used towards artist stipends, equipment and space rentals, fiscal sponsor fees (if applicable), marketing, project-related agent/management fees, recording and production fees, shipping, travel-related expenses (international airfare domestic travel, accommodations, and per diem), and visa fees.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152527

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $25,000.

Term of Contract:

The project period is September 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Each FAJE project consists of a Lead Partner from one country working with a Collaborating Partner from the other country.

Lead and Collaborating Partners represent the core of a proposed project, (as opposed to musicians hired to participate solely for recording or touring purposes), and may be individual artists or ensembles.

Ensembles may represent an established group or musicians brought together specifically for the proposed project. Projects can include artists working together for the first time or those having a prior relationship.

Lead and Collaborating Partners are limited to participation in one application.

Musicians hired to participate in projects solely for recording or touring purposes may participate in more than one application.

If the Lead Partner is American they must:
-Be an individual jazz artist or jazz ensemble (not to exceed five musicians) that works at a professional level;
-Be United States citizens or permanent residents for the past five years and currently reside in the United States or its territories;
-Not have been the recipient of a FAJE grant as a Lead Partner in the past two years; and
-Be in good standing with MAAF at the time of application, with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant documents.

If the Lead Partner is French they must:
-Be an individual jazz artist or jazz ensemble (not to exceed five musicians) that works at a professional level;
-Be French citizens or legal residents for the past five years and currently reside in France or its territories; and
-Not have been the recipient of a FAJE grant as a Lead Partner in the past two years.

If the Collaborating Partner is American they must:
-Be an individual music artist or ensemble (not to exceed five musicians) that works at a professional level;
-Be United States citizens or permanent residents for the past five years and currently reside in the United States or its territories; and
-Be in good standing with MAAF at the time of application, with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant documents.

If the Collaborating Partner is French they must:
-Be an individual music artist or ensemble (not to exceed five musicians) that works at a professional level; and
-Be French citizens or legal residents for the past five years and currently reside in France or its territories.

American and French Collaborating Partners may:
-Be individual artists or ensembles working in a musical form other than jazz

FAJE will not fund:
-Projects that are comprised solely of touring engagements.
-Projects that are primarily focused on the reinterpretation or new arrangements of existing works by composers other than the Lead and Collaborating Partners.
-Projects that include artists that reside outside of France or the United States.

Pre-Application Information:

Apply online here: http://midatlanticarts.egrant.net/

The Certification Sheet must be signed and submitted to the Foundation via fax or e-mail, per the following instructions, no later than one week after the published deadline:

E-mail submission of Certification Sheet to adam@midatlanticarts.org with Subject Line: "Applicant Name FAJE Certification Sheet".

OR, Fax Submission of Certification Sheet to (410) 837-5517, Attn: French-American Jazz Exchange.

Contact Information:

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

American applicants:
Adam Bernstein, Deputy Programs Director
adam@midatlanticarts.org

French applicants:
Michele Amar, Director of Music, Cultural Services
French Embassy in New York
jazz@face-foundation.org

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
201 N. Charles Street, Suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21201

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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

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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