Promoting French musicians and ensembles in the U.S. is a core goal of the program. Touring projects will be supported with up to 10,000 dollars, solely for projects confirmed by an American presenting venue.
• Tours must include at least 3 shows or public programs (masterclasses are considered);
• Works presented must be composed by living composers.
• Projects involving artists or living composers whose work has rarely been seen in the partner country;
• Projects presented in a minimum of 3 different cities;
• 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 directly individual artists.
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;
• Applicants must be (or represented by) an American nonprofit institution or a French association loi 1901. Presenting venues can apply individually. However, it is recommended to coordinate with other venues involved in a tour before applying;
• Applicants (or their representatives) must be able to demonstrate their nonprofit status;
• Companies and ensembles may submit applications for performances and tours only if they have obtained written engagement from presenting partners.
GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2022