FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Jazz & New Music

Overview

FACE Foundation, in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., is pleased to launch its call for projects supported by the 2020-2021 Jazz & New Music program.

The Jazz & New Music program – a formerly two independent programs: French American Jazz Exchange and New Music – is designed to encourage the creative and professional development of French jazz and contemporary composers, musicians and ensembles in the U.S.

Jazz & New Music Program is a program of FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the Florence Gould Foundation, the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français-Paris, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (SACEM). Additional support for women artists has been provided by CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture.

The Grants

The program awards three different kinds of grants:

Creative Grants

Jazz & New Music Creative Grants support projects jointly conceived by French and American professional musicians that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the musical aesthetics it defends. It also supports new commissions to French composers, especially in the field of new music, including computer and electro-acoustic forms.

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Residency Grants

Jazz & New Music Residency Grants support French musicians and composers seeking to develop specific projects including research in collaboration with an American organization. The residency enables artists to immerse themselves in their community, and develop new contacts and networks. It also allows artists to generate new collaborative projects that may continue beyond the residency.

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Touring Grants

Jazz & New Music Touring Grants support touring projects of French musicians and ensembles in the U.S., with a minimum of three performances.

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Sponsors & Partners

Jazz & New Music Program is a program of FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with support from:

— Florence Gould Foundation
— French Ministry of Culture
— Institut français – Paris
— Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique (SACEM)
— Le Bureau Export

Additional support for women artists has been provided by:
— CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture

Calendar / Application

Application Deadline: 2021 – To Be Announced

Contact

Maïa Gabily
Program Officer
Maia.Gabily@diplomatie.gouv.fr
jazznewmusic@face-foundation.org