USArtists International is a grant program for performing artists/ensembles in the United States and its territories. The program helps fund U.S. artists to travel abroad and perform at significant international festivals and performing arts marketplaces abroad, professionally developing and expanding both the careers and artistic goals of U.S. performers by providing connections with presenters, curators, and fellow artists. The program also promotes justice in the arts community by elevating the diverse voices contributing to the vibrant array of artistic expression in the United States. We are trying to broaden our outreach efforts nationwide, especially in South Dakota.

USArtists International (USAI) supports in-person and virtual performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the United States, and USAI grantees reflect the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts. The program has three rounds with application deadlines of September 1, 2022, November 30, 2022 and March 29, 2023. USAI provides grants of up to $18,000 toward eligible expenses; please reference the guidelines for further detail. To learn more about the program, see additional deadlines or access the online application, please visit our website.

USAI is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding and is the only program of its size and scope in the country.

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