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FACE Contemporary Theater and FUSED 2021: The Application Call is Open

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FACE Contemporary Theater and FUSED:
The Application Call for 2021-2022 projects is open ! 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to deeply affect the world in many ways. As cultural institutions and artistic exchanges have been hit particularly hard by the global crisis, today, more than ever, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the FACE Foundation are proud to encourage, promote and support artistic performances and creations.

FACE Contemporary Theater fosters innovative artistic collaborations and co-productions in theater, and contributes to a dynamic intercultural dialogue between France and the United States. It aims to encourage projects that push aesthetic boundaries and reflect the cultural and artistic diversity seen in theater today.  Theater projects include text-based and multidisciplinary theater, young audience theater productions, contemporary circus, puppetry, and street/outdoors theater. Detailed information is available here

FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance fosters dialogue, strengthens professional relationships, and sparks creative artistry through cultural exchanges by introducing choreographers and performers whose works has never or rarely been seen in the partner country. More information is available here.

For its 2021 application call, FACE Contemporary Theater and FUSED programs encourage the development of theater or dance projects exploring digital innovation as well as public spaces through two types of grant:   

1/ Residency Grant   

2/ Presentation & Touring Grant.

Since 2017, both program have expanded beyond artists based in France and the United States to include projects by artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East performing in the United States, as long as their work is co-produced by French cultural institutions. In this age of global mobility, the goal is to support artists with varied backgrounds and influences, in order to promote a multiplicity of voices and foster a rich intercultural dialogue.

American and French institutions can apply for funding for projects taking place between June 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. 

Deadline for applications is February 28, 2021. 

For both programs, the goal is to support artists with varied backgrounds and influences, in order to promote a multiplicity of voices and foster a rich intercultural dialogue.


FACE Contemporary Theater and FUSED are programs of the FACE Foundation developed in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. 

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