Foundation / Corporation
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
02/18/20 11:59 PM EST
Grants of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit professional performance ensembles, presenting institutions, and nonprofit or commercial recording companies to document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers. The Fund is interested primarily in supporting recordings of works by living American composers and those who are recently deceased.
Additional program objectives are to develop audiences for contemporary American music through record distribution and other retail markets, and to support the release and dissemination of recordings of previously unreleased contemporary American music and the reissuance of recordings that are no longer available.
The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:
-Quality of the music and the importance of the project to the recorded repertoire, to the composer(s) and to the performer(s)
-Artistic quality and performance history of the performer(s) to be recorded
-Feasibility of the recording project, including financial and other arrangements made with the recording company, timetable for the production and release of the recording, plans for distribution and promotion, and commitment from other funders
-Demonstrated commitment to contemporary American music
The Fund favors first recordings. However, reissues of significant recordings are eligible only if the music is not available from any other sources, such as ArkivMusic, Amazon, or other internet services at the time of application. Grants will not be made solely for the pressing or reprinting of additional CDs by the same label. In general, the Copland Fund does not support the reissuance of projects initially supported by the Fund.
Compositions for the proposed recording must be completed by the application deadline.
GrantWatch ID#: 164729
In general, grants will not exceed $20,000. Grants will generally not exceed 50% of the total project costs.
The recording must be released within two years after the date of the first (or only) payment.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply: https://coplandfund.org/get-started/70045
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
254 West 31st Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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