Chamber Funding Goes for Arts, Jazz Projects

Private Funder: Chamber Music America; Opportunity: Residency Partnership Program; Funding Focus: Music; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Ensembles, interactive classroom programs, libraries, social service organizations, youth clubs, local cultural centers, and K-12 public and private schools; Funding: Grants of $2,5000 to $12,000 each; Deadline: TBA, the next round is to open soon; last year’s deadline was Nov. 6.

Summary: CMA supports presenters in its Residency Partnership Program, which seeks to build audiences for classical/contemporary, jazz and world chamber music. Funding is specifically aimed at activities taking place in community settings not part of a regular concert series. Schools can benefit. Across 7 Street and the Bronx Charter School for the Arts won a grant for a series of school-based performances, as did the Rosa Parks Elementary School, San Francisco, CA.

Other Grants

CMA also offers Presenter Consortium for Jazz grants, which strengthens the evolving chamber-music community. Those grants run on a different funding timetable.

Info:; 212/242-2022, Gargi Shindé, program director,, for questions about this funding competition.


About Frank Klimko

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