16.09.2014

CENTERSTAGE (USA) > Worldwide open call for nominations of performing arts ensembles

This is a worldwide open call for nominations of performing arts ensembles in all disciplines (dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary) from Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, and Tanzania for tours to the U.S. with Center StageSM.  Four to six individual month-long tours will take place during the period of June to December of 2016.

Nominations may be submitted by any individual or organization knowledgeable about performing arts ensembles in these four countries including, but not limited to artists and their representatives, presenters, arts organizations, public agencies, and U.S. embassy personnel.  Interested performing arts ensembles may also nominate themselves.  Multiple nominations for ensembles will be accepted. Nominations of ensembles working in contemporary forms are strongly encouraged.

The final four to six ensembles selected will represent two of these countries, and will be chosen through a curatorial process.

All members of the ensemble must be at least 18 years of age (by June 2016) and a permanent resident of the country in which the ensemble is based. Nominations of ensembles working in contemporary forms are strongly encouraged.

All nominations will be reviewed by a panel of artistic advisors with knowledge of the performing arts and culture in these specific countries. Selections will be made by the New England Foundation for the Arts, in consultation with Lisa Booth Management, Inc., with final approval from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Deadline for nominations: 20 October

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