Foundation / Corporation
City of New York Mayor, Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) - NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre
10/01/19 11:59 PM EST
Grants of up to $20,000 to New York City women composers, producers, musicians, bands, orchestras, and ensembles to produce new music albums, EPs, and videos. The productions must be made in New York City and feature strong female participation. Funding is intended to support and encourage the creation of content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.
The grant funds projects in any music genres, including, but not limited to: Alternative; Americana; Blues; Classical; Country; Dance; Electronic; Experimental; Folk; Gospel; Hip Hop; Jazz; Latin; New Music; Opera; Pop; Rap; R&B; Rock; and Soul. There will be two applications; one for Classical, Experimental, New Music and Jazz recordings and one for recordings in all other genres.
- “Principal place of recording or production” means (i) at least 75% of rehearsal and recording dates are in New York City or (ii) 75% of the project budget is spent on costs in New York City.
- Recordings must be an original studio-recorded EP or album with a minimum total playing time of 15 minutes with at least three distinct tracks or an album with a minimum total playing time of 30 minutes with no minimum track requirement.
- Recordings that will be distributed primarily or solely digitally, whether by download or streaming are eligible as are recordings that are distributed in physical form.
The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre is a government-funded program. Accordingly, applicants will be required to propose a meaningful way to provide free public access to New York City residents to the project for a limited period of time. For examples, see: https://s3.amazonaws.com/NYFA_WebAssets/Pictures/d2bdc1df-b59a-4b2c-b9d6-65242549951e.pdf#page=2
For lists of project examples and eligible expenses, see the FAQs document: https://s3.amazonaws.com/NYFA_WebAssets/Pictures/a9313ddf-c246-4a20-91a3-2e61de874ab7.pdf#page=3
GrantWatch ID#: 186439
Up to $20,000
Projects must be released by March 31, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://nyfawomeninfilm.submittable.com/submit
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
20 Jay Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: (212) 366-6900
F: (212) 366-1778
USA: New York City; New York