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Deadline: October 30, 2019

Association of Performing Arts Professionals: Cultural Exchange Fund

The Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) is a travel subsidy grant program supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that assists U.S.-based Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) members in building partnerships and collaborations outside of the U.S. and to experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context.

APAP strongly encourages, but does not limit travel to the following: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. APAP also highly encourages group applications, and provides the lead partner organization (i.e., the APAP member submitting the application on behalf of the group) with extra funds to offset the additional time and investment required to organize the trip.

Amount: Grants of up to $2,000 can be awarded to individuals and up to $10,000 for groups. These are travel awards that are handled on a reimbursement basis.

Eligibility: U.S.-based presenting organizations, agents, managers, producers, individual artists, and groups of presenting professionals traveling outside of the U.S. to see the work of artists and companies or to develop and advance projects with foreign artists and their collaborators. All applicants must be active members of APAP at the time of submission, and membership must extend at least one month beyond proposed travel dates.

Link: https://www.apap365.org/Programs/Funding-Opportunities/Cultural-Exchange-Fund

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