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USArtists International 2021-2022 First Round Grants

Performing Artists to Represent the United States at International Festivals in 16 Countries

First Round of USArtists International 2022 Provides
Over $175,000 for Virtual and In-Person Engagements

Baltimore, MD – December 15, 2021 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced grants to 17 solo artists and ensembles in support of the first round of USArtists International (USAI). The artists represent eight states and will travel to 20 different festivals and arts markets around the globe. The grantee pool for the first round is composed of 64% first-time grantees to the USAI program and includes the first engagement on the Côte d’Ivoire.

USAI supports performances by American artists at engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the United States. In an effort to remain flexible to the needs of the field as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, USAI currently accepts applications for funding to support virtual performances as well as eligible in-person engagements. The program funds individuals and ensembles across all performing arts practices and disciplines.

Mid Atlantic Arts is committed to the development and expansion of both the careers and artistic goals of U.S. performers by providing connections to audiences, presenters, curators, and their peers through the USAI program. By elevating the voices that reflect a vibrant array of creative expression, we are able to celebrate and share the diversity and imagination of the United States.

USAI is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. It is the only program of its kind in the United States, and since its inception in 2006, has awarded over $8.7 million in support.

The next deadline for USAI is Wednesday, March 30, 2022 for projects taking place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

USAI grantees are selected through a panel process. Mid Atlantic Arts convened the Round One USAI panel via video conference on November 2, 2021. The panel consisted of experienced artists and arts professionals as well as a lay-panelist. For a complete list of panelists, please click here.

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Karen Newell
Director, External Affairs
Mid Atlantic Arts
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