Congratulations to Debo Band, Francois Ladrezo, The Martha Redbone Roots Project, and Nation Beat!
We are happy to announce that our latest grantees include Debo Band (gF 2012), Francois Ladrezo (gF 2010, The Martha Redbone Roots Project (gf 2013) and Nation Beat ( gF 2008). Combined they will be bringing international music to over 20 cities across America this summer!
globalFEST (gF), the preeminent springboard for global music in North America, with support from the Ford Foundation, has created the globalFEST Touring Fund (gFTF). In keeping with gF’s mission, these grants will provide continued support to gF artists by enabling them to perform in new markets and to develop new audiences in the United States, without regard to the region or size of market. This fund will help support the presence of international music in diverse communities in the United States.
In recognition that world music tours are often inhibited by high start-up costs in the US, the gFTF will award small grants to offset budget shortfalls in upcoming tours that will bring the artists to at least one new market. The gFTF is open by application to all alumni artists from 2004-2013. gFTF will award grants in the range of $1,000 to $4,000, depending on the number of eligible applications.
To qualify, the proposed tours must include a minimum of two public performances in two different markets. This can include concerts in theaters, concert halls, Performing Arts Centers, clubs, and/or festivals. Please note: gFTF will support travel and touring costs only. gFTF cannot fund artist fees.