Chamber Music America Award and Grant Opportunity

Chamber Music America Award Opportunity: CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming
Presented annually by Chamber Music America and the American
Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the CMA/ASCAP
Awards for Adventurous Programming honor U.S.-based professional
ensembles and presenters for outstanding and innovative approaches
to the programming of contemporary classical, jazz, and world
chamber music.
Applicants are considered in the following categories:
·Ensembles—Contemporary, Mixed Repertory, and Jazz
·Presenting Organizations—Contemporary, Mixed Repertory, and Jazz
The awards will be presented during the next CMA National
Conference in New York City, January 15-18, 2015. Each recipient
will receive a $500 award and a plaque.
This year’s deadline is October 3, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
(This is an in-office deadline, not a postmark date.)
Chamber Music America Grant Opportunity: CMA Residency Partnership Program
The Residency Partnership Program supports ensembles and
presenters in building audiences for classical/contemporary, jazz,
and world chamber music through residency projects. Funding is
intended for activities that take place in community settings and
that are not part of a regular concert series. Activities may include,
but are not limited to, interactive or audience engagement programs
in classrooms (preschool through high school), libraries, hospitals,
senior centers, or other community venues. The program does not
support music activities intended for college- or conservatory-level
music students. Projects must take place in the U.S. or its territories.

The length of the residencies ranges from a minimum of three days
to one year.
Residency Types
Short-term projects: 3-9 activities taking place over at least three consecutive or separate days within one month. (Funding:$2,500 to $6,000)
Extended projects: 10 or more activities taking place over more
than one month and up to one year. (Funding: $5,000 to $12,000)
Grants support up to 75 percent of expenses directly connected to
the project. The balance must be drawn from other sources, such as
cash from other grants, earned income, or an allocation from the
organization’s general operating funds.
This year’s deadline is Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
(This is a receipt deadline)
For more information about these programs and to download the
program guidelines, application and FAQs, visit the CMA website at
Contact: Susan Dadian, Program Director
CMA Classical/Contemporary
(212) 242-2022, ext. 102

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