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Application Deadline: 10/12/18
Chamber Music America is accepting applications from ensembles and presenters for its Residency Partnership Program, an initiative that supports audience-building efforts in classical, contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music.
Funding will be specifically targeted to activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. These activities may include but are not limited to clinics, interactive classroom programs, and lecture/demonstrations in libraries, hospitals, senior centers, social service organizations, youth clubs, local cultural centers, and public and private schools, or similar venues. In general, organizations or businesses that provide public services to their local populations are considered eligible community partners. Projects must take place in the United States or its territories.
Applicants must be U.S.-based ensembles or not-for-profit presenters partnering with ensembles. The organizing and ensemble partners must be CMA organization-level members. The community groups involved in the residency need not be CMA members.
The length of the residencies ranges from a minimum of three days to one year. Grants support up to 75 percent of expenses directly connected to the project, with the balance drawn from other sources such as cash from other grants, earned income, or an allocation from the organization’s general operating funds.
Grants of up $6,000 will fund short-term projects involving three to nine activities taking place over at least three consecutive or separate days within a month.