Sunday, January 27, 2013

For Performance Artists

Deadline: February 8, 2013

Grant Proposals Invited for Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America supports projects in which arts presenters from different cities or states work collaboratively to bring exemplary performing artists from Latin America to audiences in the United States that have little access to this work. The initiative supports the presentation of dance, music, and theater artists and ensembles and encourages arts presenters to reach new audiences, including communities with origins in Latin America that reflect the demographic changes that have taken place in the U.S. over recent decades.

The program funds projects that are developed collaboratively by presenter consortia based in the U.S. and its territories and ensure that engagements take place in at least three (and a maximum of five) different cities or towns. In addition to public performances, all projects will include complementary community activities intended to build appreciation for the visiting artists' work and cultures.

Each consortium must consist of a minimum of three and a maximum of five presenting organizations. Priority will be given to consortia that include at least one organization with little to no experience of presenting artists from outside the U.S. Consortium partners must be based either in different states and/or federal jurisdictions or, at a minimum, outside of a fifty-mile radius from one another. Each presenter in a consortium must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a unit of state or local government and have a minimum of three continuous years of experience offering multiple presentations by professional touring performing artists in a given season

Grants will not exceed $25,000. No presenter request for less than $5,000 will be considered for support. Grants will be made directly to each presenter in a consortium whose project has been approved for support. Grants must be matched on a 1:1 basis. Matches may be achieved through cash and/or in-kind contributions.
The application deadline is February 8, 2013, for projects taking place between September 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014.
Visit the MAAF Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.