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The French-American Jazz Exchange

The French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) celebrates the shared passion for jazz in France and the United States. A partnership of FACE (“French American Cultural Exchange”), the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the program is designed to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States through their collaborative investigation of artistic practice, and exposure to new audiences and professional relationships.

FAJE supports projects jointly conceived by French and American professional musicians that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of jazz. FAJE awards grants through an open, competitive application process to support projects that take place either in France or the United States and their respective territories or both, within a 16-month period. The program supports activities that may result in the creation of original work, establishment of new creative and professional partnerships, and development of new audiences for the participating artists. Projects may include jazz artists investigating forms other than jazz with artists who work in different music genres.

As an additional benefit to program grantees, nonprofit presenters in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia) are eligible, with some restrictions, to receive fee-subsidy for booking performance engagements by FAJE artists after the end of their project periods.

FAJE is administered in a partnership between the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, FACE and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

FAJE is made possible through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institut français, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”).

 

 

Partners

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Founded in 1979, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (“MAAF”) is one of six regional arts organizations in the United States. MAAF has a strong record of supporting jazz and international cultural engagement through such programs as Jazz.NEXT, Jazz Touring Network, BNY Mellon Jazz Living Legacy Award, Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, USArtists International, and its regional performing arts touring programs ArtsCONNECT, Mid Atlantic Tours, PennPAT, and Special Presenters Initiatives.
midatlanticarts.org

Cultural Services of the French Embassy
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy provides a platform and resources for cultural exchange between French and American artists, intellectuals, curators, and arts professionals. Based in New York City, Washington D.C. and eight other cities across the United States, the Cultural Services' principal fields of action are the arts, literature, cinema, French language programs and higher education.
frenchculture.org

 

 

Sponsors

FAJE is made possible through the generosity of:

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
ddcf.org

The Florence Gould Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
mellon.org

Institut Français
institutfrancais.com

Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
culturecommunication.gouv.fr

Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (SACEM)
sacem.fr

 

 

Application

NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE
SPRING, 2015 - TO BE ANNOUNCED

To access the eGRANT® application, please visit:
http://midatlanticarts.egrant.net.

The 2014 FAJE Guidelines are available here. [PDF]

 

 

Contacts

AMERICAN APPLICANTS:

Josh Kohn
Program Officer, Jazz & Traditional Arts
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
201 N. Charles Street, Suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21201
P. 410 539 6656 x 116
F. 410 837 5517
midatlanticarts.org
Josh@midatlanticarts.org

 

FRENCH APPLICANTS:

Henry Lee
French American Jazz Exchange
FACE
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075
facecouncil.org/jazz
frenchculture.org
jazz@facecouncil.org

 

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