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Guidelines & Eligibility

FACE Contemporary Theater offers financial support in the form of grants to French or American nonprofit institutions that present or produce the artists.


— American organizations must demonstrate their 501(c)(3) status granted by the IRS. French organizations must provide proof of equivalent nonprofit status for eligibility.

— American organizations must present a project that involves French or France-based artists, or a project by artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East as long as their work is co-produced by French cultural institutions.

— French institutions must present a project that involves at least one American theater artist or U.S based artist.

— The organization (presenter, festival, university…) must show a clear financial and artistic commitment towards the project.

— Productions of classical French repertory theater are not eligible through this program.

— FACE Contemporary Theater doesn’t support publications.

— In case of a company or an artist touring the partner country with several stops, each cultural organization presenting the artist/company can apply individually. If more than 3 organizations are concerned, contact the Program Officer

— Companies and ensembles may submit applications to FACE Contemporary Theater only if they have identified one or several presenting partners who have indicated in writing their willingness to participate in the collaboration.

— No grants are awarded to individual artists.

— Applicants may reapply to FACE Contemporary Theater for the same project in subsequent years only if the project has developed significantly since the last application.

— When performed in the United States, productions including texts must be performed either in English or in French with titles or simultaneous translation.

— When performed in France, productions including texts in English must be performed with French titles or simultaneous translation.

— Only projects whose presentation begins after June 1, 2018 will be eligible.

— FACE Contemporary Theater grants support up to 50% of the artists’ fees, including housing, perdiem, travel, and visa expenses, but cannot exceed the amount $25,000.

Prior to the deadline, applicant organizations should contact FACE Contemporary Theater representative to ensure the eligibility of the artist or company for whom they wish to apply.



Once the grants are announced, each grant recipient will be required to sign an agreement with FACE confirming the obligations between the two parties.


Calendar / Application

Next Call for Projects:
Spring 2019. To Be Announced.


Nicole Birmann Bloom
Program Officer




FACE Foundation

972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075