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The FACE Contemporary Music Fund supports contemporary music projects – commissions, residencies, performances, tours, and master classes – that foster cultural exchange between France and the United States.

The Fund awards grants to nonprofit institutions celebrating the work of living composers in both countries. Collaborations combining new French and American works are especially encouraged.

The Fund supports French-American contemporary music partnerships.

The Contemporary Music Fund is a program of FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and is made possible by:

Florence Gould Foundation
Institut Français
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.




FACE is launching an evaluation of the Contemporary music program in 2017. After the evaluation process is complete, new strategies and guidelines will be defined for 2018.

The next call for application will be published in December 2017 for projects taking place in 2018.


Grantees 2016 / 2017

Discover the Contemporary Music Fund 2016 / 2017 Grantees.



Suzanne Buracas
Program Officer


Photo: Georges Aperghis © Philippe Gontier

The Programs

Tournées Film Festival
Films on the Green
French U.S. Exchange in Dance with NEFA
French Dual Language Program
French Heritage Language Program
Partner University Fund
French Voices
Contemporay Music
French-American Jazz Exchange with MAAF
Contemporary Theater
Visual Arts


FACE Foundation

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