Grant Deadline Approaching: USArtists International 2018-2019

2018 USAI grantee The Young Mothers (TX) funded to perform at NatJazz Festival in Norway and Novara Jazz in Italy. Photo by Erin McKinney.

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-2019 program guidelines and application deadlines. The next deadline is September 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET for engagements between December 15, 2018 and December 14, 2019. Click here for additional deadlines.

How to apply for USArtists International

Step 1: Read program guidelines carefully to ensure eligibility. Guidelines have been revised for the 2018-2019 grant cycle. Join us for a webinar below!

Step 2: Review the work sample instructions.

Step 3: Complete the online application. (Opening in late July.)

Thinking about applying? There’s a webinar for you! Two webinars are scheduled to assist potential applicants, and are most helpful when attended in sequence.

July 27: USArtists International: Am I eligible? 2:30 – 3:30 PM ET | Sign me up!
USArtists International: Am I eligible? provides program information for solo artists and performing arts ensembles considering an application to the USArtists International grant program. The webinar will highlight updates to the program guidelines. Attendees will leave with a clear idea about who and what type of projects USArtists International funds. New applicants, previous applicants, grantees and others interested in learning more about updates to the USAI program are welcome to join!

August 21: USArtists International: Tips & Pointers for Applicants 2:00 – 3:15 PM ET | Sign me up!
This webinar is for new applicants, previous applicants, grantees and others interested in learning more about applying to USAI. Attendees will review updates to the online application, learn what criteria panelists use to evaluate applications and receive important tips for strengthening applications. All attendees should read USAI program guidelines prior to attending the webinar, as eligibility will not be the focus of this webinar.