International Travel and Cultural Exchange
Makan Traditional Southern Egyptian folk music performance in Cairo, Egypt
Photo by Amir ElSaffar, Alwan for the Arts, CEF Awardee, 2012.
Resources and Information
Check out these tools and services for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions and cultures from around the world:
Digital Travel Diaries (scroll down to search the diaries!) – Cultural Exchange Fund awardees detail their
international experiences and share photos, videos and key trip information.
APAP members can search their Digital Travel Diaries to learn where other
presenters have traveled and gain insights into successful international
exchanges and other performing arts events abroad.
International Festival Guide – Do you want to attend an international festival but don’t know
where to start? Browse the APAP International Festival Guide sorted
by region or month.
Cultural Exchange Fund – APAP's travel subsidy program funded by the Mellon Foundation to support the opportunity for U.S.-based APAP members to travel abroad, build their international networks and experience artistic work live around the world.
US Artists International – Funds for
artist travel from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
– Technical support and visa consultation letters from APAP.
ArtistsFromAbroad.org – Step-by-step visa and tax guidance for international artists coming to perform in the U.S.
Digital Travel Diaries
In the Digital Travel Diaries searchable database, you can find out more about where APAP members and Cultural Exchange Fund awardees have traveled to and the discoveries and partnerships made while abroad. See photos and videos, and read their insightful trip information.