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Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts


FACE Foundation, in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., is pleased to announce twenty one grant in support of the 2019-2020 Jazz & New Music program.

The Jazz & New Music program – a merging of two former 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 is made possible through the generous support of the Florence Gould Foundation, French Ministry of Culture, Institut français-Paris, and SACEM (Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique). Additional support for woman artists has been provided by CHANEL Fund for Woman in the Arts and Culture.


The Grants

The program encompass three grant components:


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.



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 become immersed in the community they work in, and develop new contacts and networks. It also allows artists to generate new collaborative projects that may continue beyond the residency.



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. The program will also continue to support U.S. professionals to travel to France upon decision of the steering committee.



Sponsors & Partners

The Jazz & New Music program is made possible through the generosity of:

— Florence Gould Foundation
— CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture
Institut français
Ministère de la Culture
SACEM - Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique



Next Application Deadline: To Be Announced






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