The Cultural Programs Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a grant to administer the American Music Abroad Program (formerly known as Jazz Ambassadors). The Program will consist of concert tours for a selected number of professional American jazz and urban music performers in countries where there is limited exposure to American culture. The musicians selected for this program must demonstrate high artistic ability and be conversant with broader aspects of contemporary American society and culture. Tours include workshops and master classes in addition to concerts.
U.S. public and non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue code section 26 USC 501 (c) (3) may submit proposals that support the goals of the American Music Abroad program: to promote mutual understanding and cross-cultural awareness. The tours accomplish this by providing an opportunity for international audiences to experience American musical life, highlighting our country?s cultural history as well as the contemporary cultural scene, and allowing American performers to learn about life and culture in the foreign host countries.
The Bureau is particularly interested in proposals for administration of tours by jazz and urban music performers to countries with significant Muslim populations, and that engage educators or groups that influence youth. In the Western Hemisphere, we are also interested in proposals for projects that reach indigenous populations. For the purpose of this competition, eligible regions are Africa, East Asia, Eurasia, Central Europe and the Balkans, the Near East/North Africa, South Asia and the Western Hemisphere. No guarantee is made or implied that a grant will be awarded for tours to all of these regions.
All organizations must demonstrate a minimum of four years experience conducting international performing arts exchange programs to be eligible for this competition.
Who can apply:
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Eligible functional categories:
American Music Abroad
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Program Management