FUSED offers financial support in the form of grants to American or French nonprofit organizations that present or produce the artists.
— 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 40% of the artists’ fees, including housing, perdiem, travel, and visa expenses, but cannot exceed the amount $15,000.
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.