Grants for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists to perform outside U.S.

Grants for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists to perform outside U.S.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has opened applications for the second of three USArtists International (“USAI”) rounds in 2015-2016. The program supports performances by American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Round II applications are due Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST for projects taking place between March 15, 2016 and March 14, 2017.

USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.

Complete guidelines and the grant application are available online.

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of American artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S.-based artists. USAI  is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of U.S. artists. USAI is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous funding of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Image: California-based ensemble The Actor’s Gang took their rendition of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Robbins to the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Italy with support from USArtists International. Photo by Dianr.


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