Cultural Exchange Fund
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
"It is impossible to quantify the true and lasting value of
this type of intensive immersion in live performances.
It really allowed me to
experience a variety of theatrical performances by companies from all parts of
– Jeffrey Martin, Brigham Young University, CEF Awardee 2014
About the Program
APAP recognizes the importance of global exchange to fully engage audiences and communities in the breadth and diversity of international performing arts experiences. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) is a travel subsidy program which provides opportunities for U.S. based APAP members to expand and deepen their knowledge of traditions and cultures abroad, build partnerships and develop collaborations with foreign artists and arts organizations, and experience artistic work from around the world in its cultural context.
Not sure where to travel? New to presenting international artists? See a full list of past CEF Awardees supporting 154 unique travelers since 2008. Also, learn more about how they used their funds, and explore additonal resources supporting International Cultural Exchange.
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||October 2014-May 2015|
*Round III deadline extended to September 30, 2014, and
applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning August 14, 2014. Applicants
traveling in the fall of 2014 are encouraged to apply early. All
applicants will be notified of the status of their application by October 2014.
How to Apply
- Review the program guidelines. Note: All applicants must be active members of APAP through at least one month after the proposed travel date.
- Complete the electronic application by 5:00pm ET on the day of the deadline listed in the table above.
Have questions? Need assistance with this application?
Send an email to Laura Benson, programs manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-207-3852.
Photo of the Porto Musical in Brazil, by Anne Kogan, National Council for Traditional Arts, CEF Awardee 2010.