Friday, October 30, 2009

National Dance Project Grants

NDP's production grants fund the creation of new dance work that will tour nationally by supporting costs incurred through the artistic development of the work. These highly competitive grants are awarded to approximately twenty projects annually. Grants generally range from $25,000 to $40,000 each. Projects supported by production grants also receive touring support for the season following the work's creation.

Amount: $40,000

Date due: March 2, 2010

Projects applying for production grants should make possible the creation of regionally or nationally significant work that will tour; offer potential to engage audiences; explore collaborations within and across disciplines, if appropriate; and involve creative and dynamic partnership with one or more U.S. presenter partners in the development of the work. Choreographers, artists, and companies are eligible to apply for production grants.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cultural Exchange Fund Travel Awards

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters has added a new funding round to the 2009-10 Cultural Exchange Fund travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The new funding round will provide for travel taking place between December 2009 and June 2010. In promoting cross-cultural arts programming, Arts Presenters strongly encourages travel to the following locations, including but not limited to, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

Amount: $10,000

Date due: November 16, 2009

Arts Presenters will fund individual travel subsidies and group travel subsidies. The maximum amount awarded per individual organization, inclusive of travel costs and per diem, is $2,000 each. Group travel subsidies will be awarded only to groups of three or more presenters from different member presenting organizations. The maximum award for a group is $10,000 each, with no more than $2,000 awarded per organization. All applicants applying for group travel must designate a lead partner organization. The lead partner organization must be a presenter or presenting organization.

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French-American Jazz Exchange

The CMA/French American Cultural Exchange French-American Jazz Exchange supports innovative collaborations of French and U.S. jazz artists (citizens or legal residents of their respective countries) that take place in one or both countries.

Date due: October 23, 2009

Eligible professional jazz ensembles must have two to ten core musicians, be led by (or include) a composer/performer, and demonstrate a history of performing their own music. The ensemble does not need to have 501(c)(3), not-for-profit status, but an active CMA membership (organization level) is required.

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Presenting Jazz

Chamber Music America is accepting applications for jazz ensemble grant programs.

Amount: $10,000

Date due: October 23, 2009.

Made possible with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Presenting Jazz program offers support to nonprofit U.S. presenters (or presenting organizations with fiscal sponsorship) for the engagement of a professional, touring, U.S. jazz ensemble for concert performance(s) between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011. Core support grants range from $5,000 to $10,000 and may be applied to the ensemble's concert fees, its audience-development activities, travel, accommodations, per diems, cartage, and to the presenter's marketing and production costs related to the concert(s). An additional incentive grant of up to $2,000 is available to presenters engaging ensembles that have received grants from Chamber Music America's New Works: Creation and Presentation or New Jazz Works programs.

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MAP Fund seeks to fund contemporary performances

The MAP Fund is seeking letters of inquiry for contemporary arts performance projects. MAP seeks especially to support work that brings insight to the issue of cultural difference or the concept of "other," be that in class, gender, generation, ethnicity, or formal consideration.

Amount: $45,000

Date due: Letter of intent, October 19, 2009

MAP accepts proposals in two stages.

Stage 1: Online Letter of Inquiry. This is an open call requesting written information about your project and the lead artists involved. After a review by MAP staff and field evaluators, those proposals that most closely align with the MAP Fund goals are asked to make a full application.

Stage 2: Full Application (by invitation). Also online, the full application requests a complete project budget, statements from the lead artists, and work samples, in addition to the information submitted in the LOI.

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