Western Arts Alliance (WAA) announces a call for Indigenous performing artists to apply for the 2019-20 Artist Travel Assistance Fund – Round 3, beginning Monday, September 23, 2019.
Submission deadline: Friday, November 1, 5:00 pm PST
Round 3 applications are for travel between January 1 and June 30, 2020
Artists Travel Assistance Fund is a travel subsidy award program to assist U.S.-based Indigenous* performing artists with building partnerships and networking with other artists or presenters, through showcases, conferences, or other related professional development activities that will lead to future presenting and touring opportunities. Travel assistance funds are not to be used by artists to research and develop new work; however, they may be used to promote work to potential presenters that is recently completed or will be tour ready within 12 months. Artist Travel Assistance Fund awards are not to be used as reimbursement for touring expenses.
* In AIP forms and documents, the term Indigenous refers to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian, as well as Native/First Peoples of Canada, Mexico, and U.S. Territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Awardees will be selected by a panel of six Indigenous performing arts professionals from across the country. Announcement of awardees will be made on December 2, 2019.
Native Launchpad and the Advancing Indigenous Performance program are made possible by a lead grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Native Arts & Cultures Foundation.