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Deadline: October 17, 2014

Chamber Music America: Presenter Consortium for Jazz

The Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortia of three U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each) to perform at each presenter’s venue. The consortium may work together to create a single program that travels to each venue, or each partner may curate its own separate program(s). A strong consortium is one in which each partner and the ensemble(s) work together to plan and develop the proposed performances. Consortia are encouraged to collaborate on creative efforts to market, manage, and present the project.

Amount: The program will fund up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $10,000 per consortium partner/$30,000 per consortium.

Eligibility: Each of the three presenting organizations in a consortium must: Be based in the U.S. or its territories; be located in three separate locations at least 50 miles apart; be 501(c)(3) organizations or otherwise eligible for charitable contributions for federal income, estate and gift-tax purposes; be Chamber Music America (CMA) Organization-level members; and have no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA.

The jazz ensemble (s) selected by the consortium must: Be based in the U.S. or its territories; consist of 2-10 professional musicians (student groups are not eligible); and include improvisation as an integral part of its composition and performance.

Link: http://www.chamber-music.org/programs/jazz/grants#l35373

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