Foundation / Corporation
American Composers Forum (ACF)
09/01/19 11:59 PM Central
Grants of up to $3,000 and grants of up to $8,000 to Minnesota and New York City emerging composers and music makers to create, present, and promote new musical works. Applicants must partner with another artist, who may be from anywhere in the world. Applicants from the full range of musical styles are encouraged to apply.
ACF | create welcomes applicants from the whole range of musical paths and is committed to supporting a diverse pool of artists.
The primary artist (not limited to those who self-identify as a “composer” but eligible to all kinds of artists who create original music such as improvisers) applies with a third party (such as a performing group or a presenter who commits to producing the finished work). The primary artist needs to be at an “emerging” level in their career: neither a student nor an established professional. The proposed project should be a significant artistic and professional leap: a risky but logical next step that will mark a new level of accomplishment.
Awards – judged by a panel of artists – are competitive and based on outstanding quality of work, personal musical voice, and exceptional potential to make a career difference.
Grants of up to $8,000 are available for the composer or primary artist’s time to create the work, and up to $3,000 to help with production and promotion support.
GrantWatch ID#: 181860
Five grants are available.
Five artists will be awarded the following:
- $8,000.00 commission support paid directly to the artist* across three installments for their time to create a new work. Take the size of this fee into consideration in regards to the scope (length of the work, technical demands, and number of artists required for performance) of your proposed work.
- $3,000.00 to help with the production or promotion of the new work. ** These funds may be used before, during, or after the premiere. Scenarios might include: research, travel, consultation, preparation fees, equipment or software costs, rehearsals, workshops, space rental, collaboration costs, outreach events, touring, publication, recording, and promotion costs.
Works must be scheduled to premiere after December 31, 2019. Supported projects must be completed within five years of the award date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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William J. Lackey
American Composers Forum
75 West 5th Street, Suite 522
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1439 USA
Phone: (651) 228-1407
USA: Minnesota; New York City: Five Boroughs of New York City; New York
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