The ACMP Foundation awards grants to foster the playing of chamber music for people of all ages and skill levels. Since its founding in 1993, the ACMP Foundation has awarded over 3,000 grants totaling over $4 million dollars for ongoing programs and special projects around the world that promote participatory chamber music activities - defined as small ensemble work. We do not support chamber orchestras. ACMP grant recipients include workshop presenters, nonprofit organizations, regional and national institutions, individuals, and ensembles. All ACMP's grant programs, including Home Coaching, are available for all eligible applicants worldwide. The ACMP Foundation does not require non-profit/charity status for grantees (501c3 in the U.S.).
Community Music is the largest of ACMP's Grant Programs. Awards support the continuing learning and instruction in chamber music for musicians of all ages through community-based programs. This funding often makes it possible for students to experience chamber music for the first time and for adult players to continue playing and learning. ACMP relaunched the Community Music program in spring 2017 after a hiatus. The next deadline is March 15, 2019. The maximum grant request is $2,500. ACMP does not support more than 50% of project costs. Late applications will not be reviewed or considered for funding.
Guidelines, the application, and the ACMP budget form are on the ACMP website (click on Link to More Info).
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