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2024 Call for Applications: FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance)

Performing Arts

Unisson - Ashley Chen at La MaMa, Brooklyn, NY, in December 2023 © Kristin Sollecito

Unisson - Ashley Chen at La MaMa, Brooklyn, NY, in December 2023 © Kristin Sollecito

By Villa Albertine

The FUSED program (French U.S. Exchange in Dance) aims to foster dialogue, strengthen professional relationships, and spark creative artistry through cultural exchanges.

Following Albertine Dance Season 2023 and the “Reciprocities: Making and Supporting Dance between France and the United States” dance symposium, Villa Albertine and the Albertine Foundation in partnership with the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture are proud to continue the mission of the FUSED program during the 2024 – 2025 year.

Grant Types

FUSED supports projects collaboratively conceived by French and American dance professionals and institutions, fostering artistic exploration, encouraging intercultural dialogue, and contributing to its dynamism.
FUSED has adjusted its criteria for its 2024 applications by encouraging long-term projects through two types of grants: 

Creative Grants

FUSED Touring Grants support US tours of French productions led by artists based in France, Africa, the Middle East and/or the Caribbean as long as there is a minimum of two US presenters financially committed to the presentation.  
Note: French or France-based artists looking for exploratory/research residencies in the United States are invited to apply to Villa Albertine’s residency program here
Only non-profits organizations are eligible to apply.
FUSED grants support up to 50% of the expenses related to the artistic project, such as housing, per diem, travel, visa expenses, and equipment related to the production. However, the grant cannot exceed $15,000.

Calendar & Application

Application deadline: February 29, 2024
For projects taking place between: May 1, 2024 and August 31, 2025
Results to be announced: End of March / Early April 2024

Please note that prior to the deadline, applicant organizations are encouraged to contact a FUSED representative to confirm the eligibility of their project and address any inquiries.


Louise Dodet
Program Officer, Performing Arts

For 2024, FUSED receives funding from the Foundation Louis Roederer, the Institut français (Paris), the French Ministry of Culture, and private donors. 

A program of Albertine Foundation

In partnership with

Ministry of Culture

The French Ministry of Culture aims to make the major works of humanity— and especially those of France— accessible to the largest number of people possible. As such, it maintains a policy of conservation, of protection, and of development of all components of French cultural heritage. It promotes the creation of works of art and of the mind, and the development of art practices and education. It further contributes to cultural initiatives outside of France, and to initiatives relating to the establishment of French cultural programs throughout the world.


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Institut français

The Institut français is responsible for France’s international cultural program. Supervised by both the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and by the Ministry of Culture, it promotes French culture abroad through cultural exchange initiatives. Operating in a space where the arts, intellectual exchange, cultural and social innovation, and linguistic partnerships interact and intersect, it is also responsible for promoting the French language and the sharing of works, artists, and ideas all over the world. The Institut français is one of Villa Albertine’s main French partners.

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Louis Roederer Foundation

The Louis Roederer Foundation was founded in 2011 with the purpose of strengthening Louis Roederer’s sponsorship activity, which followed on from its discovery of the photography collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France in 2003.

Since being awarded the title of “Major Patron of Culture and Arts”, the Foundation has supported outstanding cultural actions undertaken by recognised institutions in France and abroad. It has demonstrated a longstanding and deep commitment to the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais and the Jeu de Paume, in Paris. The Foundation is also committed to the French Academy – Villa Medici in Rome, and has recently took part alongside the Villa Albertine in the United States.

Through its Photography Research Grant to the Bibliothèque nationale de France, its Rising Star Award at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, its Revelation Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival, and its Discovery Award at the Rencontres d’Arles, the Louis Roederer Foundation plays its favourite role in supporting and nurturing talented up-and-coming artists.

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