The next deadline is on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time for Performing Ensembles. Eligible ensemble types include: Ballet/Dance; Chamber Ensemble; Chamber Orchestra; Choral/Vocal; Opera; and Orchestra. The online application system will open during the second week of February, approximately six weeks prior to the deadline. Notification will be sent by the end of July, 2017.
Applications may be submitted by publicly supported non-profit performing ensembles, presenters and music service organizations that have a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music at a high level of excellence. Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years. Performing ensembles, presenters, or organizations that are applying for support for performances must have presented two full seasons prior to the season for which support is requested, except for special projects of extraordinary significance. In that case, one must contact the Grants Manager for approval prior to beginning an application. Applications from organizations with a budget of over $10 million will be considered only for special project support. The Grants Manager should be contacted for approval prior to beginning an application. Please note that, in general, the grant program does not support jazz music.
The Foundation does not accept proposals for:
Except for certain choral groups, only professional choral ensembles may apply. Proposals are accepted from amateur choral ensembles and youth choirs performing contemporary classical music at an exceptionally high artistic level. For further information, please contact the Grants Manager.
If you have any further questions about your organization’s eligibility, please see the FAQs.