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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA music creators to support career advancement and professional growth. Funding is intended to help composers and artists who create original music develop both new and existing projects and ideas while progressing to the next stage of their creative practice. Funds may be used for equipment, marketing, recording costs, collaborator fees, and other related expenses.
The New Music Creator Fund offers grants to individual music creators who need support to get to the next stage of their creative practice. The program will support costs which relate to collaboration with other artists and practitioners. Individual performers may also apply as long as their collaborator is a music creator. The aim is to enable music creators to take the lead in the development of new and existing ideas and projects. The Fund is also striving to stimulate creativity and collaboration between music creators and other artists from any discipline or background and to build community in response to the restrictions all have been facing.
This fund encourages new collaborations. These collaborations may revolve around existing work that music creators want to bring to life, record, or transform for a new medium. It could focus on the creation of new work, the R&D time needed with artistic collaborators and/or a live or virtual performance of some kind. Most important is that the proposed work will have a positive impact on the next steps in the creative practice of all participants.
Applicants will be able to seek support for a variety of activities which may form part of their collaboration. Applications must be led by music creators and can involve creative collaborators from any discipline. Projects may be in progress or recently beginning. They can be process or performance-oriented, rather than leading to a definitive final outcome.
The Fund aims to support and represent a broad range of individuals across the country and musical spectrum.
The following will be prioritized:
Allowable expenses include:
Number of Grants:
Estimated Size of Grant:
Activities/use of the funds should be in process and/or planned as of April 2023.
Apply Online: https://newmusicusa.smapply.io/acc/l/?next=/prog/238959/apply/
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