January 06, 2008

cultural exchange grant for composers

French American Cultural Exchange Announces Deadline for Contemporary Music Fund
Deadline: March 1, 2008

Administered by the French American Cultural Exchange ( http://www.facecouncil.org/ ), the French American Fund for Contemporary Music supports contemporary music projects (commissions, residencies, performances, tours, and master classes) that foster cultural exchange between France and the United States.

The fund awards grants to nonprofit institutions celebrating the work of living composers in both countries. Collaborations com- bining new French and American works are especially encouraged. Only projects involving works by living composers or works composed during the last fifty years will be considered for funding.

The repertoire should fall within one of the following categories: contemporary music for classical instrumentation; computer-assist- ed composition and research with multimedia tools; and new forms of improvised and electronic music. Special consideration will be given to projects involving the commission of new works.

Only nonprofit institutions may submit applications. American institutions must provide proof of their 501(c)(3) status; French organizations must prove equivalent status for eligibility. Examples of eligible institutions include university-level music departments or conservatories; research studios; perform- ers, including orchestras, ensembles, soloists, and conductors; and artistic programmers, including festivals and concert halls or any organization favoring interdisciplinary collaborations with professionals in other fields, such as dance, theater, film, visual arts, or new media. The amount requested cannot exceed 50 percent of the project's total budget.

Visit the FACE Web site for complete program information. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10010525/facecouncil

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

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