2018 French-American Jazz Exchange Guidelines and Application are Now Available!

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2018 French-American Jazz Exchange Guidelines and Application are Now Available!

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE Foundation are pleased to announce that the NEW French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) program guidelines and application are now available online. 

FAJE is a program of FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in collaboration with the French Embassy in the United States and celebrates the United States and France’s shared passion for jazz. The 2018 FAJE program has been designed to encompass two complementary grant components: grants for French and American musicians (Creative Project Grants) and grants for American presenters booking FAJE collaborations (FAJE On Tour).

FAJE Creative Project Grants support projects jointly conceived by French and American professional musicians that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of jazz as an art form. FAJE will prioritize projects the have the capacity to reach new audiences and engage communities through public performance.

Building upon MAAF’s existing FAJE Tours program, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE Foundation will partner to expand the touring component of FAJE through FAJE On Tour. This expanded program will launch in the summer of 2018 and provide national touring support for recently completed FAJE Projects. Please see the FAJE Guidelines to read more about the new FAJE On Tour program.

For program guidelines and Creative Project Grant online application, click here.

The application deadline for FAJE Creative Projects is March 16, 2018, 5:00 PM ET

Want to learn more? Join us for a webinar.

MAAF and FACE will offer two webinars for artists or ensembles interested in applying for the FAJE Creative Project Grant. Webinar participants will receive an overview of eligibility criteria and the review process as well as instructions on how to use the eGRANT system.

French-American Jazz Exchange Creative Grant Application Webinar 
March 1, 2018 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET | Sign up here

To celebrate the expansion of FAJE On Tour, FACE Foundation will be offering a special Performance Fee Support Grant to eligible presenters across the United States interested in booking any past FAJE Creative Project. The funding is not limited to the projects represented on the 2018-19 FAJE Tours roster. Performance Fee Support will be granted at the discretion of FACE, on a first-come, first-served basis based on the availability of funds.

If you are interested in learning more about this special opportunity please contact Suzanne Buracas, Program Officer for Music, Cultural Services of the French Embassy at suzanne.buracas@diplomatie.gouv.fr or 212-439-1448.

If you have questions regarding FAJE, please contact Jess Porter, Program Officer, Performing Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation at jess@midatlanticarts.org or 410-539-6656 x116

FAJE Creative Project Grants are made possible through generous support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, French Ministry of Culture, Institut Français-Paris, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”).

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