National Dance Project French-U.S. Exchange in Dance

FUSED artist Sebastien Ramirez | Photo: Grant Halverson

FUSED aims to foster dialogue, strengthen professional relationships, and spark creative artistry through meaningful exchanges in the partner countries.

More about NDP FUSED Grants

Between 2004 and 2015, The French-US Exchange in Dance program, known as FUSED, has introduced choreographers and performers whose works had never or rarely been seen in the partner country. It has contributed to building numerous partnerships between French and American presenters and artists, enabling innovative collaborations and cultural exchange. It has also been instrumental in reaching out to new audiences in both countries. Click here to see past grantees.

FUSED has distributed more than $1,500,000 supporting artistic projects as well as curatorial research trips in the United States and France.

In 2016, NEFA and FACE are launching an evaluation of the program since its inception and will jointly support curatorial research trips to the U.S., France, and to some specific events in Africa such as the Dance Triennial in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Additionally, FACE will support a limited number of artistic projects. For information on FUSED project support in 2016 or to inquire about applying, please visit FACE.

CURATORIAL RESEARCH TRIPS
FUSED requests applications from curators to conduct curatorial research.

U.S.-based curators interested in traveling to France or Burkina Faso to attends festivals or performances should submit an application through NEFA requesting up to $2,000 in travel subsidy.

France-based curators interested in traveling to the U.S. to attend festivals or performances should submit an application through NEFA as well requesting up to $2,000 in travel subsidy.

All Applications for Curatorial Research should be submitted in English to NEFA by 11:59pm EST on June 13, 2016.

Eligibility 

FUSED support for curatorial research is open to curators, producers, and presenters who are part of the artistic programming at their organization. Curators may be based either in France or in the U.S. 

Independent or freelance curators may apply, but must be affiliated with an organization and include a letter of support from the organization in their application.

A minimum of five years of experience is required for all applicants.

Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received support through FUSED.

Curatorial travel must take place between July 15, 2016 and May 31, 2017.

Up to $2,000 USD may be requested to support travel expenses. Eligible expenses include airfare, ground transportation, and lodging.

All applications for curatorial travel must be submitted through NEFA’s online system in English by 11:59pm EST on  June 13, 2016.

funding priorities

Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received support through FUSED.

For U.S. curators, trips to the following festivals are encouraged:

  •  FOCUS Danse at the Lyon Dance Biennial from September 21-24, 2016
  •  Triennial Danse l’Afrique Danse Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, end of November-early December 2016

For French curators, research trips to cities other than New York are encouraged, including but not limited to:

  •  Chicago, IL,
  •  Minneapolis or St. Paul, MN
  •  Seattle, WA
  •  Portland, OR
  •  San Francisco Bay area or Los Angeles, CA
  •  Austin or Houston,TX
  •  Philadelphia, PA
  •  Washington D.C.

Process & Deadline

Eligible U.S.-based curators who are interested in traveling to France or Burkina Faso to attend festivals or performances may submit an application through NEFA to request up to $2,000 in travel subsidy.

Eligible France-based curators interested in traveling to the U.S. to attend festivals or performances should submit an application through NEFA request up to $2,000 in travel subsidy.

Deadline for application: 11:59pm EST June 13, 2016.

Award Notification: early July 2016 by email.

Payment of grant award will be by reimbursement following receipt and approval of a final report, including receipts for eligible expenses.

Grant application & Instructions 

The next deadline is June 13, 2016. The application will be posted here by May 27, 2016.

Applications must be submitted online in English to NEFA by 11:59pm on June 13, 2016.
Program staff are available for support until 5:00pm.

Requirements & Reports for Grant Recipients

Requirements (All supplemental materials should be uploaded on the attachments tab of the online grantee report.)

  • Completed and submitted online grantee report (below).
  • Copies of program and publicity materials (read details).

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CONTACT

Questions about the program or eligibility:
Sara C. Nash | Program Manager, National Dance Project
snash@nefa.org | 617.951.0010 x512

Questions about the application process or grant forms:
Cheri Opperman | Grants Coordinator, National Dance Project
copperman@nefa.org | 617.951.0010 x524 

 

Grant Deadline

June 13, 2016, 11:59PM EST