ArtsCONNECT provides support for projects in which at least three performing arts presenters work collaboratively to present a single artist or touring company. Through this program the Foundation supports 12-18 tours of performing arts groups per season that reach 50-75 communities in the mid Atlantic region. The tours include performances as well as residency activities designed to build audiences for and an understanding of the work of the touring company. The program is also designed to support mentoring relationships among the presenters who are working together on a specific tour.
USArtists International is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of expression and creativity of the performing arts in the United States is represented at international festivals abroad. The program works to strengthen the creative and professional development of American artists by providing support for their performances at significant international festivals. Through the participation of exemplary artists in international festivals, USArtists International will help develop audiences for, and appreciation of, the excellence, diversity and vitality of the American performing arts.