Workshops and Community Music Programs

Apply for funding for your chamber music workshops and community programs for adult amateurs and children


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 workshops and community music programs providing active participatory chamber music experiences to amateur musicians of all ages, all over the world. 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.

Typical grant recipients range from small "mom and pops" adult amateur workshop coordinators and children's chamber music camps to chamber music programs at large institutions, and everything in between.

Chamber music is defined as small ensemble playing or singing, with one musician on a part and without a conductor.


Eligible Recipients

  • Individual Workshop Organizers
  • Organizations


  • Grants are open to applicants from all over the world.
  • Charitable or nonprofit status is NOT required.
  • ACMP does not support workshops or courses for professional musicians, college music majors or conservatory students.
  • ACMP membership is required. Membership is free!


  • Applications must be submitted using the online application form
  • Applications must be clearly written and in English (note: you can use Google Translate in your process.)
  • Applicants 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 form. Budgets must accurately reflect the application narrative, and be expressed in U.S. dollars.

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • 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


  • 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.

A List of Recent Grantees

At a Glance

  • Maximum Request $5,000.00 Up to 50% of project expenses
  • Applications Next Available Nov 01, 2022 at 12:00 am Applications will open Nov 01, 2022 at 12:00 am ET through Jan 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET and will be awarded on Mar 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET.


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