Friday, April 18, 2008

Federal Funding for Arts Exchange on International Issues

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Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-PE-C-CU-08-43
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Apr 17, 2008
Creation Date: Apr 17, 2008
Original Closing Date for Applications: May 22, 2008
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 22, 2008
Archive Date: May 23, 2008
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Category Explanation: Please see full announcement.
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,250,000
Award Ceiling: $600,000
Award Floor: $200,000
CFDA Number: 00.000 -- Not Elsewhere Classified
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes
Eligible Applicants
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Please see full announcement.
Agency Name
Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
The Cultural Programs Division of the Office of Citizen Exchanges, in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for grants to implement programs that utilize the arts to engage civil society - particularly youth and diverse and underserved populations - and that foster linkages and build partnerships between U.S. and overseas non-profit arts and cultural organizations, and local communities. These international arts exchange projects will encourage democracy building by demonstrating opportunities for freedom of thought and expression and by underscoring the importance of empowerment in an open society. The Bureau anticipates that approximately 1,250,000 will be available to support this competition. ECA/PE/C/CU expects to fund approximately two to four projects under this competition in FY-2008. U.S. public and non-profit arts and cultural organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue code section 26 USC 501 (c) (3) may submit proposals that support the goals of the Arts Exchanges on International Issues Program. As applicable, programs should include two-way exchanges of participants from the U.S. and foreign countries. Proposed projects should transform institutional and individual understanding of key international, arts and/or cultural issues, foster dialogue, develop professional expertise and develop leadership capacity. Through these people-to-people exchanges, the Bureau seeks to reach out to young people, counter negative perceptions, promote good governance, contribute to conflict prevention and management, and build respect for cultural expression and identity in the world. Projects should be structured to encourage American professionals and their international counterparts in eligible countries to develop a common dialogue for dealing with shared challenges and concerns. The Bureau is especially interested in engaging socially and economically diverse groups that may not have had extensive contact with counterpart institutions in the United States.
Link to Full Announcement
Arts Exchanges on International Issues
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Hans Posey Program Specialist
Synopsis Modification History
There are currently no modifications for this opportunity.