Deadline: 28 February 2017
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China is seeking applications for its Cultural Programming in the People’s Republic of China to conduct cultural exchange programs that will provide Chinese audiences with the opportunity to experience U.S. culture and art. The goal of these grants is to allow Chinese audiences to better understand the United States, its culture, society, government, language, law, economic system, and values.
PAS seeks to fund creative and sustainable projects in China that build upon existing partnerships between U.S. institutions/organizations and Chinese counterparts, as well as those that create new partnerships.
The U.S.-China relationship is one of the United States’ most important bilateral relationships. A great deal of work remains to be done in fostering mutual understanding between the peoples of the two nations. Cultural exchanges provide excellent opportunities to help people better understand others’ history, values, and traditions. The aim of this project is to help increase overall understanding of U.S. society and culture by the people of China.
Areas of Possible Programming
- Exhibitions of U.S. visual arts, films, artworks, crafts, and similar creations, whether through the display of pictures, videos, or the artworks themselves;
- Performing arts programming representing the broad range of S. performing arts, including music, dance, and drama;
- Educational programs that incorporate American arts and culture into classroom or other educational outreach programs.
Types of Projects
- Performing arts programs that present American music, dance, or theatre to Chinese audiences, performed either by American performers or combinations of Chinese and American performers.
- Traveling exhibitions that present American society, culture, history, or values through the medium of art to Chinese audiences.
- The participation of American artists, musicians, performers, and filmmakers in Chinese cultural festivals or workshops.
- Bilateral collaboration projects featuring participation by both Chinese and American artists and performers.
- Award Period: 12 months
- Award Amount: Multiple awards will be granted, with a maximum amount per award of US$50,000.
- The U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the Department of State encourage organizations that have not previously received international program funding from the U.S. Government to apply under this announcement.
- New applicants must have a demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following subject areas:
- People-to-people exchanges,
- Cultural or academic programming,
- International cooperation,
- Institution-to-institution partnerships in a foreign setting.
- Private institutions of higher education
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit grants.gov.