June 1st, 2012
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music's 2012 Performing Ensembles Program offers funds to support performing organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music.
Funds are available for General Operating Support or Project Support for professional performing ensembles with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment.
In general, grants range from $1,000 to $20,000. Grant amounts for larger performing organizations with a demonstrated extraordinary commitment to contemporary American music may exceed these amounts at the discretion of the panel. Please note that the awarding of a grant in one year does not imply continuation of that support in subsequent years.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Non-profit tax-exempt status.
- Performance history of at least two years at the time of application.
- Demonstrated commitment to contemporary American music.
The 2012 Performing Ensembles Program application deadline is July 2, 2012.