This website is owned and operated by a private company - - Free Grant Money, Free Housing Grants, Free Personal Grants

FY 2016 Creative Arts Exchange

Post Date

April 15th 2016

Application Due Date

May 26th 2016

No Explanation

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories


Please see full announcement.

Eligibility Categories

Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Private Institutions of Higher Education

Please see full announcement.


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $800000

Grant Description

Creative Arts Exchange (CAE) initiatives are arts-based people-to-people exchanges that support and further U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives. In FY 2016, CAE will focus on the following themes: Theme 1: Hip Hop Collaboration The Bureau intends to award one Cooperative Agreement for approximately $800,000 to develop and administer an international exchange program with hip hop artists that incorporates artistic collaboration, entrepreneurial skills-building, and outreach to youth to explore and address conflict resolution strategies. This project will incorporate multi-disciplinary hip hop collaborations to provide innovative opportunities to engage youth and underserved communities overseas. This initiative consists of programming approximately 20 to 25 U.S. professional hip hop artists who will lead two to three-week programs in each of the approximately five countries selected by ECA. In addition to the overseas programming, the initiative will bring approximately five foreign artists from the same countries to the United States for one to two weeks to participate in a professional development program. The professional development program should develop the entrepreneurial skills of the artists, deliver youth leadership and conflict resolution trainings, and provide networking opportunities with other artists and educators in the industry. Theme 2: Community Arts Incubation The Bureau intends to award one Cooperative Agreement for a total of approximately $500,000 to design, implement and administer an exchange program that sends approximately six to eight American artists abroad to collaborate with local youth and underserved populations on community-based art projects in new media and/or digital arts. Projects should be designed to impart art and technology skills, and explore entrepreneurial themes while addressing a local community issue, such as women's empowerment, social inclusion, conflict resolution, or the environment. Each of the selected artists will conduct a project of three to four weeks in countries to be determined by ECA. After the completion of the overseas component, approximately six to eight foreign artists from the designated countries will travel to the United States for one to two weeks to participate in a professional development program focused on entrepreneurship and community development through the arts. For more information, please see the full announcement.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of State

  • Office:

    Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs

  • Agency Contact: Contact Center
    Phone Number: 1-800-518-4726

    Hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The contact center is closed on federal holidays.

  • Agency Mailing Address: Customer Support

  • Agency Email Address:

  • More Information:

    FY 2016 Creative Arts Exchange

Grant checklist

Get A Free Grant Assistance KitRed triangle

To start your application for a free grant package go to:

Apply For Government Grant