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Association of Performing Arts Presenters – Cultural Exchange Fund – International Travel Subsidy Program

Synopsis: The Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) 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. The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) 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. APAP strongly encourages but does not limit travel to the following regions: the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

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.

Deadline: Nov. 16, 2012

The official announcement and description of this opportunity may be found on the funding agency’s website:

Award Amount: The maximum amount awarded per 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 APAP-member presenting organizations. The maximum award for a group is $10,000, with no more than $2,000 awarded per organization in the group.

Numerical value: $2,000

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