The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
According to their website, the APAP "undertakes granting programs on behalf of a number of national foundations in order to provide financial support that recognizes outstanding and innovative practice, then shares what is learned through the granting process with the membership at large." One of their currently active grant programs is The Cultural Exchange Fund. This is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S. based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators and to experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context. Check their website for up-to-date grant opportunities, as these change periodically and new ones are added. Grant applicants must be members of APAP.
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters 1211 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite. 200 Washington DC, 20036  Toll Free: (888) 820-ARTS (2787)  Phone: (202) 833-2787  Fax: (202) 833-1543  Email:  Website:

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)
Expeditions funds the development and presentation of cross-disciplinary touring projects for New England communities. Grants are made to New England-based nonprofit organizations to support planning or touring of projects with performing, literary, and/or visual arts components.
New England States Touring (NEST) provides support to New England-based nonprofit organizations for performances, readings, and related community activities by artists on the New England States Touring roster.
Presenter Travel Fund provides monetary assistance to arts programmers or curatorial staff in New England so that they may investigate new or unfamiliar work outside of their home community. Applicants may apply for funding to help cover the expense of attending festivals, showcases, conferences, or other cultural events.
NEFA funds other grants programs; see their website below for more details of available opportunities.
New England Foundation for the Arts 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor Boston, MA 02111  Phone/TTY: (617) 951-0010  Fax: (617) 951-0016  Email:  Website:

National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects
The GAP program supports exemplary projects in dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, local arts agencies, media arts (film/radio/television), museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting, theater, visual arts, and multidisciplinary art forms.
NEA - Grants for Arts Projects 400 7th Street, SW Washington, DC 20506  Phone: (202) 682-5400  Email:  Website:

Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Production Fund
Fosters work in the performing arts that explores the dynamics of contemporary culture and supports a diversity of artists and arts organizations. Activities that have been supported through the program include commissioning of artists, research and development, artist residencies, and the costs associated with the production of new work.
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The Joyce Foundation
The Culture Program supports the efforts of cultural institutions, primarily in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, to serve and represent the city’s diverse populations. The Program is interested in projects that bring diverse audiences together to share common cultural experiences and encourage more people to see the arts as integral to their lives.
The Joyce Foundation 321 North Clark Street, Suite 1500 Chicago, Illinois 60654  Phone: (312) 782-2464Email:  Website:

The Trust for Mutual Understanding
The Trust for Mutual Understanding awards grants to American nonprofit organizations to support the international travel component of cultural and environmental exchanges conducted in partnership with institutions and individuals in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe. Priority consideration is given to projects that involve direct, in-depth professional interaction, with the potential for sustained collaboration; that show evidence of professional accomplishment and innovation; and/or that respond to social contexts and engage local communities. The trust's cultural program encompasses the visual and performing arts, traditional as well as contemporary.
Trust for Mutual Understanding 1 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 2500 New York, NY 10020  Phone: (212) 649-5776  Fax: (212) 649-5777  Email:  Website:

Fleishhacker Foundation
Small Arts Grants: these are between $1,000 and $10,000; grants are made to support a range of artistic efforts within the following disciplines: dance, film/video and media arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, theater; and visual arts. Grants may be for: artists' fees for creative time, production costs for performances or films, exhibition/installation costs for visual, media, or interdisciplinary arts, and projects which aid the organization's overall artistic development. Special Arts Grants: these are generally around $10,000 and do not exceed $25,000; grants are for larger mid-sized arts organizations to support special artistic projects or initiatives, artistic collaborations or commissions involving local artists, and upgrading facilities to benefit artists and audiences. San Francisco Bay Area only.
Christine Elbel Executive Director Fleishhacker Foundation 1016 Lincoln Blvd. #12 San Francisco, CA 94129-0918  Phone: (415) 561-5350  Email:  Website:

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Grants for the performing arts in the Washington, DC area only.
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation 1825 K St., N.W., Suite 1400 Washington, DC 20006  Phone: (202) 223-3100  Fax: (202) 296-7567  Email: Website:


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