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Association of Performing Arts Presenters Accepting Applications for Cultural Exchange Fund Awards

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters recognizes that promoting global exchanges of artists and their work and cross-cultural programs is essential to fully engage audiences and communities in the breadth and diversity of performing arts experiences and provides an opportunity for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions, and cultures from around the world.

The Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S.-based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies, and their collaborators and to experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context.

APAP awards travel subsidies to individual presenting professionals (including agents, managers, and producers), presenting organizations, and to groups of presenting professionals traveling to see the work of artists and companies, or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators.

All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. APAP strongly encourages but does not limit travel to the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

The maximum amount awarded per individual organization, inclusive of travel costs and per diem, is $2,000. Group travel subsidies will be awarded only to groups of three or more individuals from different member presenting organizations. The maximum award for a group is $10,000, with no more than $2,000 awarded per organization in the group.

The deadline is November 4, 2011, for the travel period December 2011 to June 2012.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, as well as information on APAP membership, visit the association’s Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

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