Travel Grants
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Travel Grants under the Ibn Battuta Artistic Alliance: travel between Russia & Asia

The Russian Theatre Union, being part of the Ibn Battuta Artistic Alliance, opens two lines of travel grants for performing arts professionals willing to collaborate cross-border, explore and research Russian and local Asian performing arts landscapes, build their networks, and create future opportunities for collaboration in this enlarged geographical region.

The Russian Theatre Union will support professionals:

* Even though professional training opportunities are part of the Theatre Forum, please note that this travel grant scheme is not designed to support theatre practitioners willing to take training at the Forum (e.g. improve their acting skills).

We are willing to support travel that brings up a reciprocal exchange and dialogue between performing arts professionals and we expect our grantees to make formal presentations of their work, projects, organizations, and most importantly existing opportunities for international cooperation in and between their respective countries; and further participate in organized networking opportunities at the events they visit.
We thus ask that you make your applications answer a general question of how you can contribute to the fruitful exchange between countries.

The current round of applications is open from June 1 to June 30, 2015. Results of the open call will be announced by August 1, 2015.

List of eligible countries:

All Asian countries*, and Russia.
* Except the CIS countries and the Former Soviet Republics, the Middle East countries, Mongolia, Afghanistan, and North Korea.

What the grant covers:

The travel grant will cover your international return ticket between an eligible country and Russia. When applying for a grant, you will be asked to provide an estimate of your budget and you are expected to choose the cheapest form of transportation available (this will normally be a return air travel in a restricted economy class).
Any other costs that may arise from your travel - accommodation, visas, per diems, insurance, etc. - are not covered by the grant.

Administration of the grant:

In line with the rules of the Ibn Battuta Artistic Alliance, the grant will be paid to successful applicants after they return from their travels, and after a report has been submitted to the Russian Theatre Union.
In exceptional cases the grant officers may choose to prepay a grantee's travel in advance (we generally do not apply this rule to Russian applicants, though).

Quick checklist:

If you think you qualify, consider applying or check our Q&A section.