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The French-American Jazz Exchange

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The French-American Jazz Exchange


The French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) celebrates the shared and uniting cultural passion for jazz between the United States and France. A partnership of FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the program is designed to initiate and extend the creative, professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States. FAJE fosters the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States through support for the collaborative investigation of artistic practice and activities providing exposure to new audiences and professional relationships.

FAJE supports projects jointly conceived by French and American professional jazz artists that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the art form. FAJE annually awards individual project grants up to $25,000, through an open, competitive application process for projects that take place either in France or the United States, and/or their respective territories, within a 16-month period. The program supports activities that may result in the creation of new work, establishment of new creative and professional partnerships, and development of new audiences. Projects may include jazz artists in France and/or the United States working with artists from different musical genres.

Additional opportunity for funding support is available to artists or projects already funded through FAJE. An annual roster of FAJE projects is identified for touring in the United States with fee support available specifically to presenters of the mid-Atlantic region of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia. For more information about the French-American Jazz Exchange Regional Tours, click here.

For further assistance, contact:

American applicants: Contact Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation,

French applicants: Contact FACE Foundation,

The application deadline for the French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) is May 27, 2016 for projects taking place between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.

Please review the guidelines below before applying:

Download FAJE Guidelines (PDF)
Download FAJE Guidelines – French Version (PDF)

MAAF uses an online application system for FAJE. To access the appropriate online application, please visit


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