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Monday, April 1, 2013

Creative Arts Exchange Grant @ US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Deadline May 6)

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New Grant Opportunity in the Arts


DEADLINE:  May 6, 2013
WHERE TO APPLY:  www.grants.gov  
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY: Public and Private U.S. non-profit arts and educational organizations
TO FIND MORE INFORMATION: Creative Arts Exchange

Description:  Creative Arts Exchange initiatives are arts-based international people-to-people exchanges that support and further U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives. The Cultural Programs Division determines eligible themes under the Creative Arts Exchange Open Competition annually.  The FY2013 themes:

1.  Economic Statecraft and the Arts ($500,000) An exchange program to send abroad small delegations of recognized American creative and business experts to provide a 360° perspective of a creative industry and contribute to the sustained development of a creative economy in emerging democracies and markets. 
2. Arts in Collaboration ($800,000) An international exchange program in urban arts and hip hop that incorporates artistic collaboration, professional development and outreach to youth to explore and address conflict resolution strategies.
3. Community Engagement through the Arts ($500,000) An exchange program to send American artists abroad to collaborate with local youth and underserved populations on community-based art projects in the mural arts and/or new media arts. Applicants can submit a proposal for up to $500,000 that incorporates mural arts and new media arts or submit a proposal for $250,000 that identifies either mural arts or new media arts.
4. Professional Development in the Arts ($155,000) To implement short-term, in-depth professional development, cultural exchange projects for international participants in the U.S. 

Feel free to share this opportunity with interested colleagues.

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