USArtists International (USAI) supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Last year, USAI awarded approximately $750,000 in support of U.S. artists’ performances abroad.
USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world. USAI extends the reach and impact of professional touring artists and ensembles from the United States and is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of U.S. artists.
USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.
It’s time to apply!
Applications for Round I are due September 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET for engagements between December 15, 2017 and December 14, 2018. Click here for additional deadlines and program guidelines.
How to apply for USArtists International
Step 1: Read program guidelines and instructions carefully to ensure eligibility. Guidelines have been revised for the 2017-2018 grant cycle.
Step 2: Complete the online application.