Chamber Music America is accepting applications from ensembles and presenters for its Residency Partnership Program, an initiative that supports audience-building efforts in community settings for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music.
Funding is intended to support activities that take place in community settings and are not part of a regular concert series. These activities may include but are not limited to clinics, interactive classroom programs, and lecture/demonstrations in libraries, hospitals, senior centers, social service organizations, youth clubs, local cultural centers, and public and private schools. In general, organizations or businesses that provide public services to their local populations are considered eligible community partners. Projects must take place in the United States or its territories.
Applicants must be a U.S.-based ensemble or not-for-profit presenter partnering with an ensemble. The organizing and ensemble partners must be a CMA organization-level member. Community groups involved in the residency need not be CMA members.
Grants will support up to 75 percent of expenses directly connected to the project, with the balance drawn from other sources (e.g., cash from other grants, earned income, or an allocation from the organization's general operating funds).
Grant support of up to $6,000 is available; residencies must take place within a one-month period.
See the CMA website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and contact information for potential presenter and ensemble partners.