USArtists International® (USAI) supports U.S. artists’ engagements abroad with grants of up to $18,000 towards eligible expenses. These opportunities can develop and expand both the careers and artistic goals of U.S. performers by providing connections with presenters, curators, and fellow artists. The program funds individuals and ensembles across all performing arts practices and disciplines with eligible engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the United States. Non-festival engagements in select countries* are now eligible. Read the guidelines before applying.
Applicants with eligible performance engagements between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 can apply at the next deadline: March 29, 2023. Notifications of funding by June 20, 2023.