California-based ensemble The Actor’s Gang took their rendition of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Robbins to the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Italy with support from USArtists International. Photo by Dianr.

California-based ensemble The Actor’s Gang took their rendition of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Robbins to the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Italy with support from USArtists International.
Photo by Dianr.

Deadlines

  • CLOSED: September 7, 2016
  • CLOSED: December 1, 2016
  • April 5, 2017

USArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe.  Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals.

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of American artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of US based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world.   USAI extends the reach and impact of professional touring artists and ensembles from the United States and is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of US artists.

USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.

USArtists International is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous funding of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Guidelines

The application deadlines for USArtists International (USAI) 2017 grant rounds are:

> CLOSED: September 7, 2016 for projects taking place between December 15, 2016 and December 14, 2017. Certification Sheets due by September 14, 2016.

> CLOSED: December 1, 2016 for projects taking place between March 15, 2017 and March 14, 2018. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 8, 2016.

> April 5, 2017 for projects taking place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 12, 2017.

Before completing the online application, please read the guidelines, work sample preparation guide, and budget instructions carefully:

USAI FY17 Guidelines (pdf)

Work Sample Preparation Guide (pdf)

Budget Instructions (pdf)

Click HERE to access the eGrant online application.

Want to learn more? Attend one of our webinars!

USArtists International: Am I eligible?
USArtists International: Am I eligible? provides program information for solo artists and performing arts ensembles considering an application to the USArtists International grant program. Gain a clear idea about who and what type of projects USArtists International funds. Webinar recorded October 19, 2016.

USArtists International: 2017 Tips and Pointers for Applicants Webinar
USArtists International: Tips and Pointers for Applicants, participants review updates to the online application, learn what criteria panelists use to evaluate applications and receive important tips for strengthening applications. This webinar is helpful for applicants and others interested in learning more about applying to USAI. Edited recording from the webinar given November 3, 2016.

 

Current Cycle

FY17 Round One


BANDALOOP
, CA
Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, Hungary

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, IL
March Music Days, Bulgaria

Christian McBride Trio, NJ
The International Festival Jazz Plaza, Cuba

Darrell Jones, IL
Kyoto Experiment, Japan

Dorrance Dance, NY
Hong Kong Arts Festival, China

Margarita Blush, CT
Izmir International Puppet Days, Turkey

PHILADANCO!, PA
Let’s Dance International Frontiers, United Kingdom

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, PA
Lucerne Festival in Summer, Switzerland

Ragamala Dance Company, MN
Just Festival, United Kingdom

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, NY
Ottawa Jazz Festival, Canada
Toronto Jazz Festival, Canada

Terence Blanchard, LA
The International Festival Jazz Plaza, Cuba

Thaddeus Philips, PA
Hong Kong Arts Festival, China

The New York Baroque Dance Company, NY
Esteban Salas Early Music Festival, Cuba

The Rose Ensemble, MN
Festival des Choeurs Laureats, France
World Symposium on Choral Music, Spain

Theatre Movement Bazaar, CA
Chekhov International Theatre Festival Moscow, Russia

Vanessa Vo, CA
WOMADelaide, Australia
WOMAD New Zealand, New Zealand

Yarn/Wire, NY
Glasgow Tectonics Festival, United Kingdom

Festival Database

Manage Your Grant

Changes in Project Proposal

Any changes in the content, schedule, or budget of your project as proposed must be submitted in writing for approval prior to being implemented. Requested changes must be submitted to Phillip Harmon, Grants and Database Manager, at phillip@midatlanticarts.org.

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

Acknowledgement and Crediting requirements were included as Exhibit A of the Grant Award Agreement.

Artists/ensembles must clearly acknowledge support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through use of both the credit language and logo as outlined below. Use of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo does not replace the credit language. Copies of the required materials must be submitted as part of the final report.

Credit and Logo Usage

The following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo MUST appear on artist/ensemble websites and any print and electronic publicity or promotional materials created by the artist/ensemble.

The following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo should be included in Festival programs, calendars and promotional materials, whenever possible, either jointly or separately as necessary.

  • This statement must be used in its entirety and cannot be altered in any way.

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Website Link

Artists/ensembles are required to include a link to the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website at www.midatlanticarts.org when crediting Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation on their website. This link MUST remain active during the entire length of your grant. You are requested, but not required, to embed the link in MAAF’s logo.

Final Reports

Final report requirements and instructions were included as Exhibit B of the Grant Award Agreement.

Grantees are required to submit a final report which is due thirty (30) days after the end of the grant period on record as listed in the Grant Award Agreement.

Final reports are to be completed online using the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s eGRANT system at http://midatlanticarts.egrant.net.  Please read the instructions in the eGRANT system carefully.

The account used to submit the application for the grant must be used to complete the final report. If you do not remember your login and/or password, please use the link on the eGRANT login page to retrieve the information.

For questions about your grant and the crediting or final reporting requirements, contact Phillip Harmon, Grants and Database Manager at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x109.