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01 Oct
2020

THE MID ATLANTIC ARTS FOUNDATION SUPPORTS PERFORMANCES BY ARTISTS AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS AND MARKETPLACES.

  Grant Amount: Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000.

Information

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation funds the presentation and touring of performing artists through the USArtists
International program (USAI). This program supports performances by U.S. artists at significant international festivals
and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories. The program supports the engagements of exemplary solo artists and ensembles across all performing arts disciplines including dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts.

USArtists International is designed to encourage and promote the vibrant diversity of U.S. 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. artists by
providing connections with presenters, curators, and fellow artists. The program is committed to the presence of
U.S. artists on world stages and aims to extend the reach and impact of professional artists dependent on touring
for continued sustainability and career advancement.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must:
• Be a dance, music or theater ensemble or individual artist, that work at a professional level; festivals
and/or curators cannot apply on behalf of U.S. artists.
• Be designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, OR apply using a
U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that is designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
• Currently reside in the United States or its territories.
• Be invited to perform at a significant international festival or performing arts market that meets the
eligibility guidelines of USArtists.
• Not have received a USAI grant within the calendar year, regardless of when the festival(s) or market(s)
take place.
• Not be involved in the curation, administration or management of the festival or performing arts market
for which they seek funding.
• Be in good standing with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with no overdue or outstanding required reports
and/or grant documents.
• Meet residency requirements: USAI will only fund performances in which at least half of the performers
are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

More Information

Category

  • Arts and Humanities