The ASCAP Foundation considers proposals, by invitation only, from other 501(c)(3) organizations involved in music education and talent development programs consistent with the mission and objectives of The ASCAP Foundation. Current grant recipients are required to complete The ASCAP Foundation program report at the conclusion of the project. Reports should be received no later than October 1st. Special arrangements can be made for programs ending after October 1st.
The purpose of the BMI Foundation’s grants program is to further the creation, performance and study of contemporary music. There is an emphasis on classical, jazz, and the musical theatre genres and a preference for programs which directly involve living American composers. Funding decisions are made by the Foundation board with the aid of the distinguished songwriters, composers and publishers who serve as the Foundation’s Advisory Panel. The grants cycle is by invitation only. No unsolicited applications will be accepted.
R. Judy Center Grant (Eastman School of Music)
The Paul R. Judy Center Grant provides funding for research and innovative projects in music. The fall grant cycle is open to all US-based musicians or musical arts organizations. The spring grant cycle will be reserved for Eastman students, alumni, faculty and staff, and the organizations they represent. Grants will range from $5000-$10,000.
The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research is a division of the Institute for Music Leadership (IML) at the Eastman School of Music. The Center’s research and programming emphasizes the 21st Century evolution of the innovative ensemble, influenced by both the symphony orchestra and the chamber music traditions, with a focus on creative, artist-centered ensembles that reflect new models of artistic innovation, organizational relationships, and operational sustainability.
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, accepts applications for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Each of the 12 award-winning programs receives $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award at a ceremony in Washington, DC. In addition, all of the winners receive an award plaque; have the opportunity to attend the Annual Awardee Conference in Washington, DC, and will be featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program website, as an Awardee.
After-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs—also known as Creative Youth Development programs—that are sponsored by museums, libraries, and performing arts organizations; educational institutions (e.g., preschools; elementary, middle, and high schools; universities; and colleges); arts centers, community service organizations, and businesses; and eligible government entities are encouraged to consider submitting an application. Programs applying for the award must meet all of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award’s Eligibility Criteria. Please sign up for updates if you would like to receive the application announcement. Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. The deadline for application submissions falls early in the calendar year.
The guiding principle of "Art Works" is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that we determine demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000. Disciplines include: Artist Communities, Arts Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literature, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts, Museums, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, Theater, Visual Arts, and Creativity Connects Projects.
Since 1985, SAI Philanthropies, Inc. has offered matching grants to college and university music departments in cooperation with the resident Sigma Alpha Iota chapter or a group of chapters. The following conditions apply:
1. Impact Project Grants are awarded in support of major projects in music which will have impact beyond the confines of the campus. 2. The yearly allocation will fund several Impact Grant projects. In no instance will the Impact Grant be awarded for more than half the total cost of the project. 3. Matching resources provided by the school may be in money and/or in-kind contributions. 4. Eligibility is limited to college and university music departments with SAI college chapters. 5. Grants may not be used for scholarships or tuition.


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