Call for Nominations: Performing Arts Ensembles
from Haiti, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Syria & Turkey
New partnership supports tours in the U.S. to foster
Call for Nomination details:
Music, dance, and theater ensembles from Haiti, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Syria and Turkey are eligible.
November 1, 2010
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The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), will launch Center StageSM, a pilot of U.S. tours of international performing arts ensembles, with the aim of fostering cross-cultural understanding between citizens of the U.S. and other countries. The program will build cultural awareness, develop long-lasting relationships between people, and enhance mutual understanding. The New York City-based artist services firm Lisa Booth Management, Inc. (LBMI) will serve as general manager for the program.
Demonstrate high artistic quality and accomplishment.
Have an interest in engaging with U.S. communities, including youth, through public and in-school performances, workshops, discussions, artist-to-artist exchanges, and community gatherings.
Are comprised of three to nine ensemble members (artists and staff).
Have previous touring experience but have not traveled to the U.S. or have rarely been seen in the U.S.
Have an ability to communicate electronically via email and/or Skype, and a working knowledge of English and/or access to translators. (Interpreters will be provided as needed on tour.)
Nominations of ensembles working in contemporary forms are strongly encouraged.
For details on the selection process or to nominate an ensemble, visit www.centerstageus.org.
Deadline: November 1, 2010 (tours will take place in 2012).
Center StageSM is made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts.
General management for Center StageSM will be provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
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