FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Jazz & New Music

Residency Grant

Residencies are intended for French artists who already have an American partner willing to support their research, facilitate the development of their artistic project, and help them develop their network. In 2021, up to four residency projects will be selected by the Jazz & New Music artistic committee. This year, special attention will be given to digital and hybrid projects.

Project Eligibility

• Residencies may include arrangements, compositions, rehearsals, performances and recordings;

• Works presented must be composed by living composers.

Priority will be given to:

• Projects involving artists or living composers whose work has rarely been seen in the partner country;

• Projects involving new generations of composers;

• Projects involving women artists and/or composers;

• Projects reflecting diversity and inclusion;

• Projects experimenting with new forms of music.

The fund will not support:

• Individual artists directly;

• Residency projects that solely include the rental of a studio or space without a commitment from an American partner.

Who May Apply

The Jazz & New Music program offers financial support in the form of grants to American or French nonprofit organizations that represent, produce, or present the project of the artist(s).

• Individual artist or ensemble involved should work at a professional level;

• Individual artist or ensemble involved must be French citizens or legal residents for the past five years and currently reside in France or its territories;

• Artists involved must speak English;

• Applicants must be (or represented by) an American nonprofit institution or a French association loi 1901;

• Applicants (or their representatives) must be able to demonstrate their nonprofit status.

The partner institution – residency space, studio, live music venue, multidisciplinary art center, festival, or university – must show a clear artistic and financial commitment towards the project. Partners are committed to accompanying artists by providing advice regarding their work, facilitating access to resources and professional networks, and create opportunities for exposure (interaction with the community, with an audience etc…).

Calendar / Application

Next Deadline: To Be Announced.


Dylan Hadida
Music Project Manager