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Thursday, 21 December 2017 06:45

Creative Project Grants

Sponsoring Organization

French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE)








FAJE celebrates the United States and France’s shared passion for jazz. A program of FACE (French-American Cultural Exchange) Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FAJE is designed to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States. The 2018 relaunched FAJE program has been designed to encompass two complementary grant components: grants for French and American musicians (Creative Project Grants) and grants for American presenters booking FAJE collaborations (FAJE On Tour).


FAJE annually awards Creative Project Grants up to $25,000 through an open, competitive application process for projects that take place either in France or the United States and/or their respective territories, within an 18-month period. FAJE supports creative projects realized through the collaboration of French and American musicians by supporting activities that may result in the creation of new work, establishment of new creative and professional partnerships, and development of new audiences. Projects may include jazz artists in France and/or the United States working with artists from different music genres. FAJE encourages applications from collaborators for creative projects resulting in works that may be considered for live performance and touring in the United States and France.


The opportunity for touring support is available to artists or projects already funded through FAJE.


MAAF’s regional touring program, FAJE Tours features a staff curated roster of performing ensembles that have completed a FAJE project. The roster is available for touring in the United States with fee support available specifically to presenters of the mid-Atlantic region of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia. For more information about the 2017-2018 FAJE Tours engagements or the 2018-2019 FAJE Tours Roster, click here.


MAAF and FACE are excited to announce that an expanded version of FAJE Tours, FAJE On Tour will launch in 2018.  FAJE On Tour will feature an expanded roster of recently completed FAJE creative projects and will provide fee support grants to eligible presenters nationwide. The inaugural FAJE On Tour roster will be announced in summer 2018 for booking in 2019-2020.


If you have questions regarding FAJE Creative Project Grants, please contact:


Jess Porter, Program Officer, Performing Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
[email protected] | 410-539-6656 x116


Suzanne Buracas, Program Officer for Music, Cultural Services of the French Embassy
[email protected] | 212-439-1448


If you would like assistance in French, please contact FACE.


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