Lighton International Artists’ Exchange Programme (USA)


LIAEP’s goal is to encourage and reward dedicated artists with the unique opportunities afforded by travel for the exchange of ideas and expertise between peers.

We hope to enrich creative development, expand access to the art of other cultures and deepen mutual understanding across cultures.

The program seeks applications from dedicated artists who create work of exceptional quality and whose work and career is at a level to benefit from international exchange with peers.

The grant programme supports most direct costs associated with proposed travel and residency related expenses. These costs include, but are not limited to:

artist supplies
residency costs
living expenses

LIAEP award requests are limited to a maximum of $6,000 US currency per applicant.

Funding Priorities

The programme is especially interested in funding artists who have not yet worked in a foreign country and in funding travel and residencies to countries that are less Westernized. Artists from Kansas City and the Central Plains/Midwest region receive first priority for funding.

LIAEP’s goal is to break boundaries and will award funds to a foreign artist traveling to the United States or a U.S. citizen to a foreign country.

LIAEP supports travel by serious visual artists (and occasionally individual performance and dance artists) to professional & established residencies and will consider high-quality independent projects if in support of the programme goals.

Deadline: 28 February 2017