FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Jazz & New Music

Touring Grants

Promoting French musicians and ensembles in the U.S. is a core goal of the program. Touring projects will be supported up to 10,000 dollars, solely for projects confirmed by an American presenting venue.

Project Eligibility

– Projects must take place between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021.
– Tours must include at least 3 shows or public programs (masterclasses are considered).
– 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 presented in a minimum of 3 different cities.
– Projects involving new generations of composers.
– Projects involving women artists and/or composers.
– Projects experimenting new forms of music, including computer and electro-acoustic music.

The fund will not directly support individual artists.

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. – 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 demonstrate their nonprofit status.
– Companies and ensembles may submit applications for performances and tours only if they have written engagement from presenting partners.

Calendar / Application

Application Deadline: SPRING 2021 – TBA


Maïa Gabily
Program Officer