The Jazz & New Music 2022 call for applications – a program designed to encourage the creative and professional development of French jazz and contemporary composers, musicians and ensembles in the U.S. – is now open!
New deadline to apply is February 28th, 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to deeply affect the world in many ways. As cultural institutions and artistic exchanges have been hit particularly hard by the global crisis, today, more than ever, Villa Albertine and the FACE Foundation are proud to encourage, promote and support artistic performances and creations.
Jazz & New Music has adjusted its criteria to better answer the needs of artistic cooperation between France and the United States in today’s world by encouraging the development of digital and hybrid (digital + in-person) projects.
The application call is open to projects taking place between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023.
Artists are encouraged to consider applying for projects happening in 2023 as the calendar of fall 2022 is busy with postponed projects of 2020 and 2021.
The Jazz & New Music program awards two different kinds of grants:
– Creative Grants
Jazz & New Music Creative Grants support projects jointly conceived by French and American professional musicians and institutions that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the musical aesthetics it defends. It also supports new commissions to French composers, especially in the field of new music.
– Touring Grants
Jazz & New Music Touring Grants support touring projects of French musicians and ensembles with a minimum of three performances in the U.S.
Jazz & New Music is a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States with support from the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français, SACEM (Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique) and the CNM (Centre National de la Musique).
French artists or France-based artists wishing to do a one to three months exploratory residency in the United States are invited to apply to Villa Albertine residency program here.
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.
The role of SACEM is to provide protection, representation and service for original music composers, authors and publishers SACEM collects authors’ rights and redistributes the payments to the rights-holders SACEM promotes and supports original creative music in every different form. SACEM is a private entity; it is a non-trading company [“société civile”] directed by authors, composers and publishers.
Centre national de la musique
Created on January 1, 2020, the CNM is an organization designed to accompany and support the various stakeholders in the music sector, from artists and songwriters to labels, music publishers, concert promoters, venues, managers, sound engineers and retailers. The CNM is a public-private partnership, operating under the aegis of the French Ministry of Culture.