USArtists International Grants: Application Due April 5

  • March 15, 2018

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USArtists International is a grant program that supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Since 2006, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has awarded more than $5 million to artists through the USArtists International program. 

Round 3 Applications are due April 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET for engagements between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Additional deadlines will be announced in July. 

How to apply for USArtists International
Step 1: Read program guidelines and instructions carefully to ensure eligibility. Join us for the webinars below! 
Step 2: Complete the online application.

Not applying this round? Future deadlines will be released in July 2018.

Looking to connect with a festival? Try searching our international festival database.

Thinking about applying? There's a webinar for you!

USArtists International: Am I eligible?
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USArtists International: Am I eligible? provides program information for solo artists and performing arts ensembles considering an application to the USArtists International grant program. Attendees will leave with a clear idea about who and what type of projects USArtists International funds. New applicants, previous applicants, grantees and others interested in learning more about updates to the USAI program are welcome to join! 
March 20: USArtists International: Tips & Pointers for Applicants 
2:00 - 3:15 PM ET | Sign me up!

In USArtists International: 2018 Tips and Pointers for Applicants, attendees will review updates to the online application, learn what criteria panelists use to evaluate applications and receive important tips for strengthening applications. This webinar is for new applicants, previous applicants, grantees and others interested in learning more about applying to USAI. All attendees should read USAI program guidelines prior to attending the webinar, as they are updated annually. A recording will be posted to the USAI website following the webinar.
Questions about USArtists International? Contact Program Officer, International Robyn Busch at
USArtists International is made possible through the generous support of theNational Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Support for grantees in the Chicago area is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional support for grantees in New York City is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

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Robyn Busch

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