American Music Project Grant Application Guidelines
- 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).
- All AMP grant applications for the 2016-17 season must be submitted by August 31, 2016.
- While AMP does selectively commission new works, AMP is not accepting applications from composers directly for performances of their own music.
- AMP is awarding grants only for performances of American classical repertory.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Only those being granted awards will be contacted by AMP.
- All grants will be announced October 10, 2016.