The Cultural Exchange Fund, a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, assists United States-based presenters in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies, and their collaborators and in seeing the work of artists from around the world in its appropriate cultural context.
Arts Presenters will award travel subsidies to individual presenters, presenting organizations, and to groups of presenters traveling to see the work of artists, companies, and/or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators. All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. In promoting cross-cultural arts programming, Arts Presenters strongly encourages travel to locations including, but not limited to, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
Arts Presenters will fund individual travel subsidies as well as 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.
Date due: May 14, 2010
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