Open to presenters nationwide, the Performing Arts Global Exchange is an annually curated roster of international performing artists selected to tour to communities across the United States.

Each year, a country or region is featured with a selection of artists across multiple disciplines. The program provides fee support directly to nonprofit presenters programming artists from the roster, and presenters host both public performances and community engagements in achieving the program’s goals of cultural exchange and understanding.

Presenting international artists offers an opportunity to engage in the rich diversity of cultural expression throughout the world, but it also requires resources that aren’t always available. Travel expenses, visas, and routing are often barriers to presenting international artists, especially in the U.S.’s more remote communities. PAGE seeks to ease some of those burdens for U.S. presenters by working with international curators to identify a region’s most exciting, tour-ready artists and provide grant support to bring them to the U.S.

Eligibility and Schedule


In order to be eligible for this program a presenting organization must:

  • Be based anywhere in the United States and its territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands).
  • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a unit of state or local government or Federally recognized Indian tribal government. Units of state or local government must provide a document on official letterhead to confirm status as a government entity. Fiscal sponsorship is not permitted for this program.
  • Be in good standing with Mid Atlantic Arts, with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant documents.
  • For this program, a presenter is defined as an organization that regularly schedules and engages professional artists to perform before general audiences in its community and manages the related performance logistics as an ongoing and significant component of their organization’s activity.


This is an annual opportunity. Roster announced each winter.

Guidelines and Application

Booking Guidelines

The  program guidelines below are for information purposes only. The 2025 Performing Arts Global Exchange deadline was April 15, 2024.


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2025-2026 Artist Roster

The 2025-2026 Performing Arts Global Exchange Artist Roster will be available in early winter 2024.

Opportunity & Support Type
Target Candidate
Federally-recognized Indian tribal government, Units of government, Performing Arts Presenter
Folklife & Traditional Arts
Performing Arts
Regional Requirement
All U.S. States and Territories
Questions or need guidance?
Andrew Alness Olson
Program Director, International
Stephanie Reyes
Program Associate, Fellowships and International
Funding support provided by:
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  • Instituto Guimaraes Rosa logo