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USArtists International (Award)
Last Update 1/22/2016 7:56:00 PM

Address 201 North Charles Street, Suite 401
Baltimore,MD 21201
Phone Number (410)539-6656
Fax Number (410)837-5517
TTY Number (410)779-1593
Email [email protected]
Website http://www.midatlanticarts.org
Executive Director Theresa Colvin
Founding Year 1979
Incorporating Year 0
Mission Statement Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation celebrates, promotes and supports the richness and diversity of the region's arts resources and works to increase access to the arts and cultures of the region and the world.

Program Name USArtists International
Program Contact
Program Phone (410) 539-6656
Program Email [email protected]
Year Program Founded 2005
Description of Program USArtists International (USAI) is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of expression of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that the creative and professional development of American artists is enhanced through participation at significant international festivals. Through USAI, grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside of the United States.
Conditions/Public Service Requirements n/a
Award Website http://www.midatlanticarts.org/usartists-international/

Where does the program take place?
Does this program primarily support the creation of new work? No
Support or Services Provided as part of the Program
    Description of Support or Services Grants will seldom cover the applicant's total expenses and generally range from $1,000 to $10,000. Grants will not exceed $15,000. Travel & per diem, international communications, shipping, artists' and agents' fees related to participation in the international festival are among eligible costs supported through the program.
    Amount Awarded by this Program (if an award) 1000.00 - 15000.00

    Related Arts
    Folk/Traditional ArtsFolk/Traditional Dance
    Folk/Traditional ArtsFolk/Traditional Music
    DanceDance, All
    Residency Programs Open to Applicants Living in Any US State, Territory, or Indian Nation
    Gender No Requirement
    Age No Requirement
    Can Previous Awardees Re-apply?
    • No Requirement
    Career Point
    • No Requirement
    Special Population
    • No Requirement
    Other Restrictions Eligible applicants must be dance or music ensembles, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms, that work at a professional level, and be a 501(c)3 nonprofit or have a 501(c)3 fiscal agent. Eligible festivals must take place in one of the 25 countries of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Festivals must be international in scope with representation from at least 2 countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least 3 U.S. performing groups; reach a wide audience and be open to the general public; and provide the applicant with a letter of invitation to perform at the festival. See guidelines for additional details.

    Total Number of Applicants (annually) 0
    Total Number of Recipients (annually) 0
    Total Number of Awards (annually) 0
    Total Amount Awarded by this Program (annually) $0

    Procedure Application only through 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor/conduit
    Contact Requirements See web site for guidelines and application form.
    Material/Process Submit application summary sheet, letter of invitation from the festival, application narrative, bios of principal artist(s), budget sheet, statistical information sheet, copy of ensemble's or sponsor's tax-exempt ruling, 2 copies of festival brochures or other promotional materials, works samples and work sample descriptions.
    Application Fee $0

    Exact Deadline
    Approximate Deadline Sep., Dec., Apr.
    Rolling Deadline No
    Ideal Contact Month for New Application and Guidelines

    Selection Process/Criteria Panels composed of specialists in the fields of dance and music will review applications and make recommendations based on artistic excellence and artistic merit, including significant of the applicant's presence at the festival as it relates to the ensemble's professional development, the significance of the festival locally and internationally, and the quality of the proposed engagement including evidence of reasonable financial support from the festival in the context of the local economic situation.
    Notification Process

    Are awardees required to submit a Final Report? True
    Awardee's Public Service Requirement? n/a