Program Description The U. S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in Moscow (PAS Moscow) invites proposal submissions for a cooperative agreement to provide technical and logistical support for arts and cultural programming in Russia.
The grant recipient will work closely with Public Affairs
and Cultural Affairs at Mission Russia to identify and select American artists and performers to bring to Russia for short-term programs.
Performances may include, but are not limited to music, dance, theater and film/television acting, and culinary arts.
The grant may occasionally include programs for artists in the spheres of photography, comic books and graphic arts, computer art and design, arts management, painting, and other visual and graphic art.
Individual athletes or groups of athletes may also be supported through this program to demonstrate their talent.
The grantee will be responsible for assisting with support in the form of fee negotiation with the artists, visa assistance, in-country and international transportation arrangements, airport pickup, event promotion, procurement of educational and printed materials, and other technical and logistical support as directed by PAS Moscow.
Additional examples of supporting activities include reimbursing artists for program-related expenditures and processing vendor payments for travel expenses, support, or other items.
The goals of this funding opportunity is to:
1. Strengthen people to people ties between the United States and Russia through joint activities and shared experiences that increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Russia.
2. Strengthen partnerships and build long-term, self-sustaining relationships and institutional linkages between U. S. and Russian organizations.
3. Showcase American values by presenting the full range of American creativity and innovation and showing the diverse face of the United States.
The objectives of this program are to provide space for dialogue between the peoples of the two countries and foster American engagement with a wide range of Russian audiences through the arts and culture.
Visiting artists should be prepared for substantial engagement with Russian audiences, including participation in Q&A’s, discussions, media interviews, social media events, and public talks and workshops.