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CEC ArtsLink Announces Grant Opportunities for Artists & Arts Managers
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CEC Artslink is inviting applications from artists and arts managers from eligible countries for project grants that enable them to carry out self-directed projects in the United States.

The ArtsLink Award program accepts applications from contemporary and traditional creative artists working in the performing, design, media, literary, and visual arts, as well as arts managers at independent, nonprofit, and government organizations working in these artistic disciplines. Arts managers must be affiliated with an organization in the non-commercial sector. Artists seeking to work with commercial firms are ineligible. Applicants must be citizens of, and currently reside in, an eligible country.

There are no age limitations; however, students and non-professionals are ineligible. In addition, projects focused solely on research, post-production, or the production of an audio recording are not eligible. Projects involving performances, touring, or participation in performing arts festivals can be supported by ArtsLink only if this activity is a component of a more comprehensive proposed project. Panelists will evaluate the quality of the project by assessing the potential for interactive dialogue.

The earliest eligible project start date is May 1, 2016. Projects must be completed by April 30, 2017.

The award amount requested must not exceed $5,000, regardless of the number of people planning to travel to the United States for the project.

U.S. artists and arts managers seeking to collaborate with international colleagues are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a letter of invitation from a nonprofit organization or individual in the United States in order to apply. In addition, the application must be submitted by the international partner.

Eligible countries are Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, as well as examples of earlier funded projects, see the CEC ArtsLink Web site.

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Deadline: 12-03-2015

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