Celebrate the Connections

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Celebrate the Connections: We propose a cultural performance and workshop series that celebrates and articulates the longstanding connection between India and the U.S. The successful proposal will carefully select the medium of cultural performance. We are not only interested to showcase the fusion of Indian and Western art forms but will give special consideration to a new, crisp approach that entertains and inspires a high level audience, one that might be hosted by the U.S. Ambassador at the official residence. The successful proposal will reflect American society and creativity, and also be original, thoughtful, and positive.

Performances or events will be the key part of every proposal, and the successful proposal should provide creative options for the size, scale and content of the performances. Performances can range in size from small, intimate affairs with a select audience of 12, to a large scale public performance before a thousand or more. Performances may be recorded, prepared for broadcast/dissemination through a variety of media platforms at the discretion of the U.S. Embassy.

Workshops should also be part of the proposal, and they should provide targeted audiences/communities with an opportunity to build skills, increase a sense of community, build linkages, and engage in important interaction. These linkages should include individuals and organizations in both India and the United States.

Target Audiences will be identified by U.S. Mission India. Potential venues for performances and workshops would be proposed by both the recipient and U.S. Mission India cultural programming staff, and the final decision will be the embassy’s. It is not required that the workshops take place in all five consular districts; instead, the U.S. Mission will work with the program partner, local partners, and with other appropriate institutions to identify the priority locations for this project. The project should use traditional media, Facebook and Twitter as amplifiers, and will use DVC, Livestream, Google, etc., to broadcast events. The performances and workshops should foster a recognition among Indians that as their economic stature rises, so do the interests that the U.S. and India have in common.

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Federal Grant Title: Celebrate the Connections
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to India
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NDRFP15-01
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Public Diplomacy Programs
Current Application Deadline: Dec 24, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Dec 24, 2014
Posted Date: November 24th, 2014
Creation Date: Nov 24, 2014
Archive Date: Jan 23, 2015
Total Program Funding: $100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $25,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
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