The Chamber Music Network

Chamber Music Workshop and Community Music Grants

DEADLINE:

Spring cycle: Sunday, March 21, 2021, 11:59 pm EST

Fall cycle: Sunday, September 26, 2021, 11:59 pm EST

 

FUNDING OBJECTIVES

ACMP's mission is to encourage people of all ages and levels from all parts of the world to play chamber music for pleasure. To that end, ACMP supports chamber music workshops and community music programs for amateur musicians of all ages. As the only organization in the world with grants programs for amateur chamber music, ACMP prides itself in supporting chamber music programs that kindle the sheer joy of music and emphasize chamber music training without professional aspirations. Grants are awarded to subsidize chamber music faculty fees, scholarships and instrument rentals for programs involving active chamber music participation. 

Chamber music is defined as small ensemble playing or singing, without a conductor.

 

ELIGIBILITY

ACMP Chamber Music Workshop and Community Music Grants are Project Grants open to organizations, ensembles and individuals from all over the world in support of their short-term chamber music workshops and/or longer-duration community chamber music programs for people of all ages and levels. Applicants do not need to have charitable or non-profit status.

 

PROGRAM GOALS

ACMP seeks to fund workshops and community chamber music programs which accomplish the following goals:

  • Introduce or rekindle an enthusiasm and energy for chamber music playing
  • Expand a player's knowledge of the chamber music repertoire
  • Deepen insights and skill in the performance of chamber music
  • Help players make new connections and friendships with other players
  • Encourage people to make chamber music for pleasure an active part of their lives
  • Share the joy of active chamber music participation with traditionally underserved communities

 

GUIDELINES

  • The maximum request amount is $5,000. ACMP does not support more than 50% of project costs. Applications must be submitted using the online application form
  • Applications must be clearly written and in English
  • ACMP grants may only be used towards chamber music faculty fees, scholarships and instrument rentals
  • Applications may apply for a maximum of one workshop (shorter term) AND one community music program (of longer duration) per application round
  • All workshops and community music programs must take place after the application deadline
  • Applicants must upload a Project Budget using the ACMP budget formBudgets must accurately reflect the application narrative, and be expressed in U.S. dollars.

 

A NOTE FOR COMMUNITY MUSIC PROGRAMS:

  • For Community Music Programs offering regular chamber music as part of a more general music program, your Project Budget can reflect your whole music program. ACMP will support costs related to your chamber music faculty, along with scholarships and instrument rentals for participants receiving chamber music training. Please be explicit about the scope of your chamber music offerings in the narrative questions on the grant application.
  • For Community Music Schools offering a distinct chamber music program (that can be taken separately from other programs offering lessons, orchestra, theory, etc) please provide a Project Budget and narrative reflecting ONLY that chamber music program.

 

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • General operating expenses
  • Professional-level music training (i.e. college music majors; programs for college-level non-music majors ARE eligible) 
  • Individual or group lessons in instrumental technique
  • Choral and orchestral programs or general music education classes or workshops
  • Concerts (educational or otherwise)
  • Activities intended for audience development
  • In-school programs that are part of a regular school day
  • Travel costs or instrument transportation for professional musicians

 

Ongoing support for workshops that have previously received funding is not guaranteed - each request is reviewed on its own merit. 

Successful applicants are asked to verbally announce ACMP’s support, direct participants to the website and strongly encourage them to join ACMP. All workshop materials must include the correct credit language and ACMP logo, available here.

ACMP receives more grant requests than can be supported. The decisions of the Grants Review Committee are final.

 

Complete the online application to apply.

Applicants are notified of committee review outcomes 6 to 8 weeks after receipt of a completed application. Successful applicants must fill out an acceptance form, available here