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Opportunity: Creative Arts Exchange

Federal Opportunity Number:  SFOP0006401

Program solicitation/guidelines: See attached.

Funding Level: It is the Bureau’s intent to award three cooperative agreements for an estimated total amount of $5,140,000.


  • Theme One: Film (American Film Showcase)
  • Theme Two: Music (American Music Abroad)
  • Theme Three: Music (OneBeat)

Program Synopsis:

Cultural diplomacy enhances cross-cultural understanding and opens new avenues of dialogue and collaboration between individuals and nations. In support of U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives, Creative Arts Exchange initiatives are arts-based, international people-to-people exchange programs that; engage people throughout the world to foster mutual understanding rooted in the democratic principles of freedom of expression, rule of law and civil society; educate and develop new skills and opportunities; and empower and create connections that promote a spirit of freedom, partnership and respect. CAE programs are implemented in close coordination with U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. Eligible themes and/or artistic genres for CAE initiatives vary and are determined based on Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) strategic priorities.

Cost Sharing or Matching Funds: There is no minimum or maximum percentage required for this competition. However, the Bureau encourages applicants to provide maximum levels of cost sharing and funding in support of its programs.

Internal Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020

Number of Applications allowed from UR: Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition.

Instructions for submitting internal application: Internal applications must consist of (1) chair’s letter, (2) research abstract, (3) biosketch or CV and be submitted on the required forms found here.

Send Applications to: Donna Galloway (URMC) , Cindy Gary (Hajim and A&S) and Adele Coelho (ESM and MAG)

Sponsor Application Deadline: Friday, April 24, 2020. Per UR policy, ORPA must receive electronic proposals five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline with a completed and signed University Sign-off form.