Grant Application Guidelines for 2016-17 season

American Music Project Grant Application Guidelines

  1. AMP is seeking to award grants to performing organizations, presenters, orchestras, ensembles, or individuals for performances in the 2016-17 music season (from October 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017).
  2. All AMP grant applications for the 2016-17 season must be submitted by August 31, 2016.
  3. While AMP does selectively commission new works, AMP is not accepting applications from composers directly for performances of their own music.
  4. AMP is awarding grants only for performances of American classical repertory.
  5. While programs may embrace contemporary works, applications that have the best chance of success will show some sense of American music of the past, especially neglected and rarely performed 20th-century American composers. For instance, 2017 is the centennial year of Lou Harrison and Robert Ward and the 150th birthday anniversary of Amy Beach.
  6. As a new foundation, AMP funds are limited, so the best application advice is to be ambitious in scope and imagination while being modest in funds requested.
  7. Grants are to a large degree repertory-specific; therefore any grant awardee who materially changes their submitted program is in danger of forfeiting their grant.
  8. Only those being granted awards will be contacted by AMP.
  9. All grants will be announced October 10, 2016.

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