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FAJE on Tour /

Presenters Eligibility

Nonprofit presenters located anywhere in the United States that book ensembles from the FAJE On Tour artist roster are eligible to apply. Presenters reaching communities underserved by the arts will be given priority consideration for support. For the purposes of this program, an underserved community is one in which individuals lack access to arts programs due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, or disability.


Presenters based anywhere in the United States and its territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands).
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a unit of state or local government. Units of state or local government must provide a document on official letterhead to confirm status as a government entity. Fiscal sponsorship is not permitted for this program.
Organizations in good standing with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, FACE and French Cultural Services, with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant documents.
For this program, a presenter is defined as an organization that regularly schedules and engages professional artists to perform before general audiences in its community and manages the related performance logistics as an ongoing and significant component of their organization’s activity.


FAJE On Tour Artist Roster

Featuring original completed FAJE Creative Projects, the FAJE On Tour Artist Roster, is annually created to engage broad national participation and promote access to unique and powerful artistic collaborations and performances. Roster consideration will be given to artists and ensembles that have recently completed a FAJE Creative Project, demonstrated interest in touring, and have ample availability for touring in U.S. during the given program window. The 2019-2020 FAJE On Tour roster will be announced in the summer of 2018.

To celebrate the expansion of FAJE On Tour, FACE Foundation will be offering exceptional support to tours involving previous FAJE grantees in the U.S., and not limited to the 18-19 FAJE Roster.
Funding will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, while funds last.


Engagement Requirements

Engagements eligible for FAJE On Tour fee support must:

Include at least one public performance
Include at least one Community Engagement Activity that builds appreciation for the performance or art form and provides the public with opportunities for direct interaction with the visiting artists. Community engagement activities may include, but are not limited to, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, workshops, and pre or post-performance discussions. The activity offered must involve the featured artist(s). Presenters should discuss the community engagement activity and the artist’s involvement with the artist’s booking agent and include these activities in their negotiations.


Grant Amount & Eligible Expenses

FAJE On Tour grants available through this application are for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Fee subsidy grants will vary but may support up to 40% of the negotiated artist fee, which may include:

Artist fee
Travel-related expenses (international airfare, travel within the U.S., accommodations and per diems)
Community engagement activity fee
Artists’ central withholding agreement preparation
Artists’ visa preparation services (not including filing fees paid to U.S. government agencies or embassies)


Grant Awards Limitations

There are no restrictions on the number of FAJE On Tour grants an eligible presenter can receive in a given year provided each engagement meets program guidelines. Each engagement is considered a separate award and documentation will be required for each
Fee support grants are based on demand and are available only as long as limited funds will allow. Presenters are encouraged to secure artist engagements as soon as possible
Fee subsidy is not guaranteed until confirmed by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE Foundation
FAJE on Tour funding is restricted to the specific, direct costs of the project, as detailed in the grant awards section above, and may not be used for indirect costs
Grants must be matched on a 1:1 basis. The match may not include Federal funds and the grant and the required match may not be used to match other Federal funds whether they are received directly from a Federal agency or indirectly, such as through a state agency or other entity


How It Works

There is no application process involved FAJE On Tour, but funds are limited. Presenters are encouraged to pursue this opportunity and secure artist engagements as soon as possible.
Presenters interested in booking any of the FAJE On Tour artists and receiving fee support should contact the listed agent directly for the selected FAJE On Tour artist(s) to negotiate terms of the engagement including artist-involved community engagement activities and potential fee subsidy.
Firm, written offers must be received and accepted by roster artist agents, who will submit the information to MAAF on or before the established deadline. Offer letters must include the presenter’s name, contact information, public performance and community engagement activity date(s), negotiated fee, and recommended fee support grant amount, as negotiated with the artist(s) agent.

Presenters will be notified by MAAF of fee support recommendations and will be required to fill out a short online form requesting public performance and community engagement activity details in April of the given program year. Presenters will be notified of official fee support grant approval in July of the given program year.

Presenters will be notified of official fee support grant approval in July 2019.


Application Deadline

Eligible presenters must contact the designated FAJE on Tours agent to contract an engagement scheduled between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Firm, written offers must be received and accepted by roster artist agents on or before the established spring 2019 deadline.



FACE Foundation / Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Suzanne Buracas
Program Officer
FACE Foundation
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075

Tel: 212 439 1448




FACE Foundation

972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075