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French-American Jazz Exchange Invites Applications for Collaborative Projects
The French-American Jazz Exchange

The French-American Jazz Exchange, a partnership of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy, the French American Cultural Exchange, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, seeks to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States through the collaborative investigation of artistic practice and exposure to new audiences, musical concepts, and professional relationships.

FAJE supports projects jointly conceived by French and American professional jazz artists that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the art form. Each FAJE project consists of a lead partner from one country working with a collaborating partner from the other country. Lead and collaborating partners may be either individual artists or ensembles. Projects may take place either in France or the U.S. and their respective territories within a sixteen-month period (September 1, 2014, to December 31, 2015).

FAJE will award grants of up to $25,000 per project.  Funding may be applied toward artist stipends, communications, equipment and space rentals, fiscal sponsor fees (if applicable), marketing, project-related agent/management fees, recording and production fees, shipping, travel-related expenses (international airfare, domestic travel, accommodations, and per diem costs), and visa fees.

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Deadline: 05-29-2015

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