International Partnerships

Through cooperative initiatives with other funders, the National Endowment for the Arts brings the benefit of international exchange to arts organizations, artists, and audiences nationwide. NEA's international activities increase recognition of the excellence of U.S. arts around the world and broaden the scope of experience of American artists, thereby enriching the art they create. Through partnerships with other government agencies and the private sector, the NEA fosters international creative collaboration by strengthening residency programs of foreign artists in communities across the country. Local citizens as well as the arts community benefit from the lasting international ties that result.

In partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Provides support for U.S. dance, music and theater ensembles that have been invited to participate in international arts markets outside the U.S.

In partnership with Japan-United States Friendship Commission
Provides support for three-five month residencies in Japan for five U.S. individual creative artists in any arts discipline.

In partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Provides support for the presentation of performing artists and ensembles from Latin America in U.S. communities that have little access to this work.

In partnership with the Regional Arts Organizations: showcases the work of U.S. performing artists, in each region, for presenters based outside the United States.