The American Music Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and underwriting performances of American classical music of the past as well as selectively commissioning new works from American composers.

Grant Application Guidelines for 2023-24 season

American Music Project Grant Application Guidelines

  1. AMP will award grants to performing organizations, presenters, orchestras, ensembles, or individuals for performances in the 2023-24 music season (from September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024).
  2. All AMP grant applications for the 2023-24 season must be submitted by September 15, 2023.
  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. 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.
  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 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 9, 2023.

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