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

  • September 4, 2015
  • December 4, 2015
  • April 15, 2016

 

USArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe.  Committed to the presence of US 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 and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Guidelines

The application deadlines for USArtists International (USAI) 2016 grant rounds are:

> CLOSED: September 4, 2015 for projects taking place between December 15, 2015 and December 14, 2016. Certification Sheets due by September 11, 2015.

> CLOSED: December 4, 2015 for projects taking place between March 15, 2016 and March 14, 2017. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 11, 2015.

> CLOSED: April 15, 2016 for projects taking place between July 15, 2016 and July 14, 2017. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 22, 2016.

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

USAI FY16 Guidelines.FINAL (pdf)

Work Sample Preparation Guide (pdf)

Budget Instructions (pdf)

Click HERE to access the eGrant online application.

Learn more about USArtists International! Join us for a Webinar!

USArtists International: An Introduction
Webinar provides program information for solo artists and performing arts ensembles considering an application to the USArtists International grant program. Edited recording from the webinar given March 9, 2016.


USArtists International: Tips and Pointers for Applicants
In this webinar attendees learn how to complete the online application, find out what panelists are looking for, and receive tips for strengthening applications. Edited recording from the webinar given March 24, 2016.

 

Current Cycle

FY16 Round Two

Andrew J. Schneider, NY
London International Festival of Theatre, United Kingdom

Anna & Elizabeth, VA
Sidmouth Folk Week, United Kingdom
Southern Fried Festival, United Kingdom

Banda de los Muertos, NY
Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Canada
Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Canada

Cappella Romana, OR
The Musical Festival of Namur, Belgium
The Royal July Music Festival at Saint-Hubert, Belgium

Dancing Earth, NM
Riddu Riddu Festival, Norway

Hubbard Street Dance, IL
Dance! Heilbronn, Germany

Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Joe McPhee Duo, TX
El Nicho – New Music Festival, Mexico

John Patitucci, NY
Panama Jazz Festival, Panama

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole, HI
Harrison Festival of the Arts, Canada
Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Canada
Vancouver Island Music Fest, Canada

Kronos Quartet, CA
The Holland Festival, The Netherlands

Loadbang, NY
ASEAN Music Festival, China

Michelle Ellsworth, CO
Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, The Netherlands

Mivos Quartet, NY
Days of Macedonian Music, Macedonia

New Yiddish Repertory Theatre, NJ
Commencez! Beckett in Paris, United Kingdom

New York City Players, NY
Kunsten Festival of Arts, Belgium

Orchestra 2001, PA
Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, China

PRISM Quartet, PA
St. Petersburg Palaces International Music Festival, Russia

S.E.M. Ensemble, NY
New Opera Days Ostrava, Czech Republic

Saint Genet, WA
Donau Festival, Austria

San Francisco Chanticleer, CA
International Baroque Festival of Chiquitos Mission, Bolivia

Voyage Theater Company, NY
National Arts Festival, South Africa

Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet, CT
Suoni per Il Popolo Music Festival, Canada

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.