October 1, 2020
March 31, 2021
Guidelines for the 2020 – 2021 USArtists International (USAI) program are now available. USAI supports performances by U.S. artists at impactful international festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories. In an effort to accommodate the changed performance landscape around the world, USAI will now accept applications for virtual engagements at eligible international festivals in addition to the program’s tradition travel-track applications.
Applications will be accepted at two deadlines: October 1, 2020, for projects between January 5, 2021 and June 30, 2022; and March 31, 2021, for projects between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. The application will open next week for artists and ensembles applying to the October 1 deadline.
October 1, 2020
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) is committed to the presence of U.S. artists on international stages. The USArtists International program (USAI) supports performances by U.S. artists at impactful international festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories. USAI funds the engagements of exemplary solo artists and ensembles across all performing arts disciplines including dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts. MAAF is pleased to announce that the 2020 – 2021 guidelines are now available. The application will open on August 21, 2020. The first deadline to submit applications is October 1, 2020, at 11:59 PM ET for projects taking place between January 5, 2021, and June 30, 2022.
October 15, 2020
Nonprofit Theatre and Dance Companies Funded
The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation provides general operating support to nonprofit, professional resident theatre and dance companies that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility. A limited number of grants are also made to arts-related organizations that help support the development of theatre and dance, as well as graduate drama departments of private universities. Applications for theatre grants are due December 2, 2020. All other grant applications must be submitted by October 15, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application instructions.
November 2, 2020
Grants Introduce Japanese Performing Arts to U.S. and Canadian Audiences
The mission of the Japan Foundation is to establish international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The Foundation’s Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) program is designed to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences in North America. PAJ supports initiatives created by U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts, as well as encouraging collaborations between Japanese and North American artists. PAJ Touring Grants assist in the presentation of Japanese performing arts in the U.S. and Canada, emphasizing locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants allow Japanese and American/Canadian artists to create new works that will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American and Canadian audiences. The application deadline is November 2, 2020. Visit the Japan Foundation website to download the PAJ program guidelines and application form.