In 2017, FUSED will support projects that involve artists whose work has rarely been seen in the partner country.
Deadline for application: February 10, 2017
Time Period: Projects must take place between June 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018
FUSED will prioritize projects (presentation and/or residency) that involve new artistic collaborations between choreographers and artists from other disciplines such as composers, musicians, visual artists, designers, and performers with multifaceted backgrounds and influences. Collaborative projects must include artists based in the U.S. and France collaborating together to explore new practices.
Special attention will be given to projects that are an outcome of a curatorial research trip conducted in 2015-2016 and supported by FUSED.
The residency or performance(s) should make a significant impact on the artist(s), the organization, and/or the community, for example by:
Introducing an artist whose work has never previously been seen in the partner country;
Enabling artists from the partner countries to collaborate with an artist or group of artists for the first time, including artists from other disciplines;
Bringing an artist into a community for the first time to conduct extensive activities with the public.
FUSED grants may support up to 50% of the artist’s fee, including housing, per diem, travel, and visa expenses, but cannot exceed $15,000.
The applicant organization must demonstrate a clear and significant financial commitment toward the project (individual performer or company). In-kind donations such as space in case of residencies must be specified.
Individual artists and companies are not eligible to apply, even if represented by a fiscal sponsor.
U.S. nonprofit organization working with French artists should apply through NEFA. French artists must either be French citizens or resident in France for a minimum of five years.
French organizations (with the status of association à but non lucratif) such as a theater, museum, or festival working with U.S. artists can apply through FACE. U.S. artists must be either a U.S. citizen or resident in the U.S. for a minimum of five years; U.S. artists currently based in countries other than the U.S. are not eligible for this program.
Prior to the deadline, organizations should contact FACE to ensure the eligibility of the artist or company for whom they wish to apply.
Program Manager, National Dance Project at NEFA
Nicole Birmann Bloom
Program Officer, Performing Arts
Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.