American Music Project Grant Application Guidelines
- AMP will award grants to performing organizations, presenters, orchestras, ensembles, or individuals for performances in the 2021-22 music season (from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022).
- All AMP grant applications for the 2021-22 season must be submitted by August 31, 2021.
- 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. Applications that contain substantial American works from the 19th and 20th centuries stand a greater chance of making the cut. For instance, in 2019-20 a grant was awarded for a festival marking the 90th birthday of George Crumb.
- 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.
- Performances must take place on or close to the dates specified or your grant will be forfeited. Grants may not be carried over to the next season
- Only those being granted awards will be contacted by AMP.
- Grants will be announced October 4, 2021.
December 28, 2014 /