FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance > Open call

FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance fosters dialogue, strengthens professional relationships, and sparks creative artistry through cultural exchanges by introducing choreographers and performers whose works had never or rarely been seen in the partner country.

From 2004 to 2017, FUSED was managed by a successful partnership between NEFA’s National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE Foundation thanks to the generous contributions from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Andrew W.Mellon Foundation, the French Ministry of Culture, and private donors.

Since 2018, FUSED operates on a new basis, and is managed by FACE Foundation only, as NEFA has launched a new strategic plan. Thanks to the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, Fondation CHANEL, the French Ministry of Culture, Institut Français-Paris, and private donors, the program continue to support artistic projects by French or France-based artists performing in the United States as well as American artists in France. Each project is intended to reach a wide audience and to engage communities as well as act as a launching pad for the featured artists.

FUSED has expanded to include projects by artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, performing in the United States, as long as their work is co-produced by French cultural institutions. In this age of global mobility, the goal is to support artists with varied backgrounds and influences, in order to promote a multiplicity of voices and foster a more rich intercultural dialogue. Eligible projects include productions, residencies, and the presentation and touring of French artists in the United States as well as American artists in France.

FUSED also support few curatorial trips upon decision of the steering committee of the program, within the limit of the available budget.

FUSED offers financial support in the form of grants to American or French nonprofit organizations that present or produce the artists. Projects are evaluated and selected by an independent artistic committee.

FUSED grants support up to 50% of the expenses related to the artistic project such as artists’ fees, housing, perdiem, travel, visa expenses, equipment rentals related to the production, and cannot exceed the amount $15,000. FUSED grants cannot cover front of the house expenses.

Deadline: 15 February 2019

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