Following an annual application call, FUSED offers financial support in the form of grants to American or French nonprofit organizations that present or produce the artists.
Projects are evaluated and selected by an independent artistic committee.
— American or French organizations must demonstrate their 501(c)(3) status granted by the IRS, French organizations their status of association à but non lucratif
— American organizations must present a project by French or France-based artists, or by artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East as long as their work is co-produced by French cultural organizations.
— French organizations must present a project by American artist.
— The organization (presenter, festival, university…) must show a clear financial and artistic commitment towards the project.
— In case of a company or an artist touring the United States with several stops, each cultural organization presenting the artist/company can apply individually. If more than 3 organizations are concerned, contact FUSED representative. Same of American artists in France
— Companies and ensembles may submit applications to FUSED 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.
— Only projects whose presentation begins after June 1st of the application year will be eligible.
— FUSED grants support up to 50% of the expenses related to the artistic project such as artists’ fees, housing, perdiem, travel, visa expenses, equipment rentals related to the production, and cannot exceed the amount $15,000. FUSED grants cannot cover front of the house expenses.
Prior to the deadline, applicant organizations should contact FUSED representative to ensure the eligibility of the artist or company for whom they wish to apply.