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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

19.413:  Cultural Exchange (Performing Arts)

Popular Name:  (Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions (Performing Arts))

Objectives:  To help ensure that the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in the United States are represented at international festivals.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


19.413 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  (A) The artist(s) must be creative, interpretive, or traditional performing artists working at a professional level. (B) The festival(s) must take place outside the U.S. and be international in scope with representation from at least two countries outside the host country or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. performing artists or groups. The festival must reach either a wide public audience, or if presented to an audience of the artist's discipline, the festival must be open to the general public and demonstrate that the event is important to the development of the discipline. (D) The festival may be single-discipline, one-time, or a first-time event.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  The artist(s) must be creative, interpretive, or traditional performing artists working at a professional level and a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

Credentials/Documentation:  The Artist(s) must be creative, interpretive, or traditional performing artists working at a professional level and a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

19.413 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:  Artist(s), agents or presenting organizations wishing to apply to The Fund should contact Arts International for an application at: The Fund for U.S. Artists, 251 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10010.

Award Procedure:  The Fund is particularly interested in supporting applications invited to festivals in areas of the world where U.S. work is less frequently performed such as Africa, Asia, the Near East and Latin America.

Deadlines:  January 14, May 1 and September 1.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  Nine weeks.

Appeals:  None.

Renewals:  None.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Application will be judged by the panel according to the following criteria: (A) artistic quality; (B) significance of the applicant's presence at the festival as it relates to the artists' creative and/or professional development; significance of the festival; (D) evidence of reasonable financial support from the festival.

Examples of Funded Projects:  Some examples which illustrate the scope of The Fund's activities include: David Taylor Dance Theatre performance at the Festival International De Cultura Paiz in Guatemala; the New World Performance Laboratory (NWPL) production at the European Cultural Month and the Varna Summer Theatre Festival in Bulgaria and the Crash International Theatre Festival in Poland; and Sweet Honey in the Rock's performance at the La Villette Jazz Festival in France.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  The applicant must provide evidence of reasonable financial support from the festival in relation to the local economic situation and comparable to what is provided to artists from other countries. Grants to organizations will seldom cover the applicant's total expenses and generally range from $2,000 to $10,000; they will not exceed $25,000. Grants to individual artists usually range from $500 to $2,000.

19.413 RELATED PROGRAMS:

None.

19.413 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

The Fund is expected to award about 100 grants to artists and/or arts organizations for their participation in international festivals in fiscal year 2000.

19.413 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Type of Assistance:  Project Grants.

Obligations:  FY 99 $805,000; FY 00 est $855,000; and FY 01 est $955,000.

Budget Account Number:  19-0201-0-1-154.

Authorization:  Public Law 87-256, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  Performing Arts Guidelines and application issued by The Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions, 251 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10010. Phone: 212-674-9744. Fax: 212-674-9092. Web address: www.artsinternational.org.

19.413 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:  Arts International for The Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions, 251 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10010.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

19.413 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  The Fund is supported by two Federal agencies and two private foundations - the Department of State and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and The Pew Charitable Trust. Program support is: The National Endowment: $240,000; the Rockefeller Foundation: $275,000; The Pew Charitable Trusts: $225,000; and the Department of State program support is: $115,000 for a total of $855,000 annual support from the four partners.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Variable.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  The Fund makes grants to individual performing artists and organizations that have been invited to participate in international festivals around the world. The fund also aims to support the creative and professional development of U.S. artists through the presentation of their work at significant international festivals worldwide.

19.413 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  Reports are required from all grantees of the Fund within 30 days after artists return from a festival.

Audits:  Subject to audit.

Records:  As prescribed by grant terms.

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