Following the Albertine Dance Season 2023 and the dance symposium Reciprocities: Making and Supporting Dance between France and the United States, — a hub of synergies raising essential questions about today’s ecosystem for creation, curation, education, and transmission in the field of dance and performance — Villa Albertine, Albertine Foundation, along with its partnering institutions, Institut français and French Ministry of Culture, are proud to continue the mission of the program FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance. This program aims to foster dialogue, strengthen professional relationships, and spark creative artistry through cultural exchanges.
In 2024, FUSED will enhance its support for Creative and Production Residencies for artists in both countries. Additionally, it will continue to support projects on tour in the United States, featuring choreographers based in France whose works have rarely or never been showcased in the United States. This includes projects by artists from Africa, the West Indies Caribbean, and the Middle East, provided their work is co-produced by French cultural organizations.
FUSED has refined its criteria for the 2024 application cycle, emphasizing support for long-term projects through two distinct grant categories:
— CREATIVE GRANTS— TOURING GRANTS
Creative Grants support:
— In the United States: Open to artists based in France, provided there is a financial commitment from an American institution for the project.
— In France: Available for American artists, with the condition of an artistic collaboration with a France-based artist and a financial commitment from a French institution for the project.
Touring Grants support:
— In the United States: Designed for French productions by artists based in France, Africa, the Middle East, and the West Indies Caribbean, contingent upon a minimum of two U.S. presenters making financial commitments to the presentation.
THE 2024 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS OPEN
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 29, 2024FOR PROJECTS TAKING PLACE BETWEEN MAY 1, 2024 & AUGUST 31, 2025
Please note that prior to the deadline, applicant organizations are encouraged to contact a FUSED representative to confirm the eligibility of their project and address any inquiries.
In 2024, FUSED receives funding from:
Foundation Louis RoedererInstitut françaisFrench Ministry of CulturePrivate donors