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Former Program Director, Dance

We are excited to announce a special round of Curatorial Research Travel grants for 2016 through the French-U.S. Exchange in Dance, known as FUSED – a partnership between NEFA’s National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE Foundation. This fall, FUSED will support curatorial research trips to the U.S., France, and Burkina Faso totaling $33,872 in funds to be distributed to 17 dance curators from the U.S. and France. The funds will support travel and attendance at festivals and performances in the three countries, promoting future artistic exchanges and collaborations. 

Launched in 2004, FUSED has helped to build numerous partnerships between French and American artists and presenters, enabling innovative collaborations and cultural exchange, and has been instrumental in reaching out to new audiences in both countries.

In addition to the curatorial research trips below, FUSED is supporting artistic projects in France and the U.S.  More information about artistic projects can be found on the FACE website. 

FOCUS Dance at the Lyon Dance Biennial - Lyon, France 
Sharon Fantl - Assistant Director, Redfern Center for the Arts at Keene State College, Keene, NH
Angela Mattox - Artistic Director, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Jodee Nimerichter - Director, American Dance Festival, Durham, NC
Craig T. Peterson - Director of Programs, Gibney Dance, New York, NY
Brian Rogers - Artistic Director, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Long Island City, NY
Pamela Tatge - Director, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA
Kenneth Tracy - Executive Director, Choregus Productions, Tulsa, OK
Adrienne Willis - Executive Director, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD
Pamela Young - Executive Director, DANCECleveland, Cleveland, OH
Festival Kalypso - Paris, France 
Simon Dove - Executive and Artistic Director, Dancing in the Street, Bronx, NY
Triennial Danse l’Afrique Danse - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Rachel Cook  - Associate Curator, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
Laura Faure - Director, Bates Dance Festival, Lewiston, ME
Stanford Makishi - Vice President, Programming, New York City Center, New York, NY
Janera Solomon - Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
NEXT Arts Festival - Lille, France 
Drew Klein - Performance Curator, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Festival d'Automne à Paris - Paris, France 
Nick Stuccio - President & Producing Director, FringeArts, Philadelphia, PA
American Realness, COIL festival, Live Artery, Under The Radar - New York, NY  
Maria Carmela Mini - Artistic Director, Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille, France