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grant for dance artists/groups invited to international festivals

Grant for Dance Artists/Groups Invited to International Festivals

I just saw the following grant notice in the Artist Trust newsletter. It follows, verbatim, after the jump. Hope it works out for some of our talented Seattle dance troupes. —Rosie

“USArtists International is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of expression and creativity of the performing arts in the United States is represented at international festivals abroad. The program works to strengthen the creative and professional development of American artists by providing support for their performances at significant international festivals. Through the participation of exemplary artists in international festivals, USArtists International will help develop audiences for, and appreciation of, the excellence, diversity and vitality of the American performing arts.
  Grants are available to American dance, music, and theatre ensembles and solo artists that have been invited to participate in international festivals outside of the United States.

Eligible applicants must:
-be dance, music or theater ensembles, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms, that work at a professional level;
-consist of a majority of members who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States; and
-be designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or have a fiscal sponsor that is designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Eligible festivals must:
-be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S. based organization;
-be international in scope with representation from at least two countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. performing groups;
-reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public;
-provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival;
-provide some support to the invited ensembles in the form of cash remuneration, paid travel-related expenses, or in-kind contributions.
Complete grant information is available at

Deadline: May, 3, 2010″