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Grants to Missouri and Kansas Individuals in Eligible Areas
for Original and Creative Music Compositions

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Charlotte Street Foundation (CSF) and Mother Russia Industries

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Grants to Missouri and Kansas individuals in eligible areas for original and creative music compositions. Awardees will be given the opportunity to perform their compositions with a professional ensemble and to work closely with other artists. Applicants must be located in Wyandotte, Johnson, and Douglas counties in Kansas; or Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties in Missouri.

Submissions will be selected by EMRICSF (Ensemble Mother Russia Industries: Charlotte Street Foundation), a nonet specializing in experimental and non-traditional approaches to acoustic-electronic chamber music. Applicants may choose to use one or all of the ensemble in their proposal, and are encouraged to utilize interesting combinations of the available instrumentation. EMRICSF comprises a talented group of musicians including Hadiza (Voice), Emily Boone (Violin), Christina Leigh-Silvius (Viola), Adee Dancy (Cello), Lina Dannov (Electronic Wind Instrument/Tenor Sax/Clarinet/Flute), Wendy Grew (Oboe/English Horn), Rachel Lovelace (Bassoon), Stephanie Stanley (Trombone), Shawn E. Hansen (Synths/Electronics).

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GrantWatch ID#: 195476

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$100 stipend and the opportunity to collaborate and present the new work with a professional music ensemble.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility requirements:
- Must be a composer/performer whose primary residence is within the 6 county KCMO Metro area (Wyandotte, Johnson, Douglas counties in Kansas; Jackson, Clay, Platte counties in Missouri)
- All composers must be over 21 at the time of the application, and may not be enrolled in a full-time degree program.
- Artists/Performers may not be employed as full or part time staff or a member of the governing board of Charlotte Street Foundation.
- Selected artists must agree for their project to be recorded and shared via Charlotte Street Foundation’s social media platforms.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Q&A session with ensemble members will be held Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00-7:30 PM CST on Zoom.


Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit proposals is May 10, 2021.

Announcements will be made May 30, 2021.

The finished score (text, graphic, traditional, non-traditional scores of all types) will debut in an exclusive, one-time performance at the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Black Box Theatre on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Individual composers interested in participating can submit work examples and a letter of interest to

Questions should be directed to Pat Alexander at

Charlotte Street Foundation
3333 Wyoming Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Wyandotte, Johnson, and Douglas Counties;   Missouri: Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties

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