Sunday, February 26, 2012

Grants for American - French Jazz Collaborations

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in more information about this grant opportunity, then click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Deadline: May 1, 2012

French-American Jazz Exchange Invites Applications for Collaborative Projects

The French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) celebrates the shared passion for jazz in France and the United States. A partnership of the French-American Cultural Exchange and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the program seeks to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the U.S. through the collaborative investigation of artistic practice and exposure to new audiences, music concepts, and professional relationships.

FAJE supports projects jointly conceived by French and American professional jazz artists that aim to encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the art form. Projects may take place either in France or the U.S. and their respective territories within a sixteen-month period (September 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013). The program supports activities that result in the creation of new work, the establishment of new creative and professional partnerships, and/or the development of new audiences for participating artists. Projects may include jazz artists in France and the U.S. working together or investigating forms other than jazz with artists who work in different music genres.
Each FAJE project consists of a lead partner from one country working with a collaborating partner from the other country. Lead and collaborating partners may be either 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 working relationship.

FAJE will annually award up to $100,000 in total grants, with no grant exceeding $25,000. Funding may be used toward artist stipends, communications, 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 costs), and visa fees.
Additional support will be available to artists who received funding through FAJE for touring in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Presenters in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia will be eligible to receive fee subsidies for booking selected artists funded through the program beginning in the 2012-13 season.

Visit the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application procedures.

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