PROGRAM : Enables individual U.S. performing artists to pursue opportunities abroad that further their artistic development. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 will support artists pursuing a wide variety of activities abroad, including the development or expansion of creative relationships with artists and art organizations; the exploration of artistic forms; or the creation of new work, either individually or in collaboration with artists abroad.


Artists Exploration Fund
Arts International
251 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 674-9744


PROGRAM : Cultural Contact뭩 mission is to foster the creation, preservation and promotion of the artistic and cultural heritage of Mexico and the United States, by encouraging communication through mutual understanding, and by nurturing a close artistic collaboration between the societies of both countries, within a global context. Through its program of financial support for artistic projects, Cultural Contact promotes a model of international participation that seeks to accomplish the following objectives:

Promote artistic excellence, creativity and innovation.
Foster the presentation of each country뭩 artistic and creative work in the other country.
Engage diverse audiences and communities by sensitizing them to the artistic expressions in both countries.
Expand the opportunities for growth and encourage the professionalization of artists, presenters, producers, and arts administrators in both countries.
Establish lasting artistic exchange policies and collaboration strategies between the U.S. and Mexico in the short, medium and long-terms.
Enhance knowledge and understanding of both countries?cultures, locally and globally.
Promote an international model of support for arts and culture among institutions from different sectors (public, private, and philanthropic).
Generate, internationally, the creation, consolidation and organization of markets for the arts from United States and Mexico.
Optimize human, financial, artistic and material resources in the binational cultural environment.

DEADLINE : Annual open round of applications starts Mid-January and deadline is Mid-April. Please contact the Fund directly for specific details.



US/Mexico Fund for Culture
Londres 16-3er Piso,
Colonia Juarez, 06600
Mexico DF
Phone: (525) 592-5386 and (525) 535-6735
Fax: (525) 566-8071
Web site:




PROGRAM : A partnership of the NEA and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC), allows American artists to live and work in Japan for six months. Artists from the visual, media, performing, literary, and design arts are encouraged to apply through a sponsoring not-for-profit organization. Grants normally will be awarded at Commission meetings held in April and September. Deadlines for receipt of proposals at the Commission뭩 Washington office are 5 PM March 1 and August 1 respectively. If March 1 or August 1 falls on a weekend, the deadline for receipt of hard copy will be the following Monday. Proposals received after these dates will be retained in the Commission office for review in the next cycle. Please see Web site for details.


Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 418-9800
Web site:



PROGRAM : SACI is a full-time U.S. college-affliated studio art based in Florence, Italy. The International Incentive Awards have been established by SACI to encourage participation in study abroad by under-represented groups, particularly ethnic minorites. Applicants should be either sophomores or juniors with demonstrated interest in the studio arts or art history with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. Up to two scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters. Cooper Union students are also eligigble for a $2,000 scholarship. The candidate must be admitted to the SACI Abroad Program in order to be considered for either scholarship.

DEADLINE : March 31, 2005 for Fall 2005; October 1, 2005 for Spring 2006


SACI Coordinator
US Student Programs
Institute of International Education
809 U.N. Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
(212) 984-5548
(800) 344-9186/(800)344-9186







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