Grant Application Guidelines for 2019-20 season

American Music Project Grant Application Guidelines

  1. AMP will award grants to performing organizations, presenters, orchestras, ensembles, or individuals for performances in the 2019-20 music season (from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020).
  2. All AMP grant applications for the 2019-20 season must be submitted by August 31, 2019.
  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, the 2019-20 will bring the 90th birthday of George Crumb. Applications that contain substantial American works from the 19th and 20th centuries stand a greater chance of making the cut.
  6. 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. 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
  9. Only those being granted awards will be contacted by AMP.
  10. Grants will be announced October 1, 2019.

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