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Amphion Foundation: Performing Ensembles, Presenters, and Music Service Associations

Deadline: April 1, 2017

The Amphion Foundation was established to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to service organizations. The Foundation’s mission is carried out through its grant program.

The current grant opportunity is for:

  • Performing groups/ensembles such as orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music groups with a consistent core membership, as well as ”flexible” ensembles with consistent artistic leadership and identity, and professional choral ensembles. Dance companies are also eligible to apply for projects that involve live performances of contemporary concert music.
  • Presenters such as music festivals, music venues, and any other organization that organizes and presents live (contemporary) musical performances by a variety of performing groups.
  • Music service organizations which are organizations that support composers and performers through grants, residencies, training programs, etc. or aid in the preservation and dissemination of contemporary concert music.

Project support will be given only for a project that begins in the current season. Thus, for the 2017 grant round, support will only be given to projects that begin between September 2017 and August 2018. The Foundation will consider projects that fall outside of the period of support under extraordinary circumstances.

Amount: Grants range from $1,000-$7,500.

Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by publicly supported non-profit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations that have a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music at a high level of excellence. Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years. Performing ensembles, presenters, or organizations that are applying for support for performances must have presented two full seasons prior to the season for which support is requested, except for special projects of extraordinary significance. Applications from organizations with a budget of over $10 million will be considered only for special project support. Note that proposals are accepted from amateur choral ensembles and youth choirs performing contemporary classical music at an exceptionally high artistic level.

Link: https://amphionfoundation.org/amphion-grant-application

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