Foundation / Corporation
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
06/30/21 11:59 PM EDT
Grants of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations to introduce contemporary American music to a broader audience. Two areas of funding are offered: general operating support and project support. The purpose of this program is to support organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music.
Funds are available for General Operating Support for professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment. The program also provides Project Support for exceptionally important activities relating to contemporary American music proposed by professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations that do not normally feature contemporary American music in their programming.
Project Support: An eligible project is a clearly defined endeavor that includes one or more performances of contemporary American music and, often, other activities related to the performance(s) that improve the public’s knowledge of such music.
The Performance Program supports the electronic dissemination of live performances, whether as a simultaneous transmission or via a recording of a live performance, by means including broadcasting and streaming. Expenses such as recording and electronic distribution costs can be considered as eligible costs in a request for general operating or project support when included live performance. Stand-alone recording projects (e.g., an “album”) are not eligible for support in this program.
The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:
GrantWatch ID#: 164730
In general, grants range from $1,000 to $20,000. Grant amounts for larger organizations with a demonstrated extraordinary commitment to contemporary American music may exceed these amounts at the discretion of the panel.
- For the 2021 grant round, support will only be given to activity that occurs between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022.
- Multi-year projects will be considered if they begin in the current season, but projects that began in an earlier season generally will not be eligible for support.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To create a new account: https://coplandfund.org/user/register
If your organization already has an account on the Fund's website, click here to log in and apply: https://coplandfund.org/user
Contact the Grant Manager:
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
254 West 31st Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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