Receive up to $500 for a live, in-person public play-in in your area


ACMP is offering grants of up to $500 in support of public Play-Ins year-round. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Award notification typically happens within about two weeks of receipt.

A "Play-In" is defined as an event where musicians meet, often for the first time, and read chamber music for pure pleasure. Organizers can structure Play-ins in many creative ways, in groups small and large and in many different settings.

Play-ins are not performances, but some include non-playing listeners. Although professional chamber musicians may be involved as organizers or playing along, Play-Ins are not workshops and do not involve coaching.


Eligible Recipients

  • Individuals
  • Organizations


  • The Play-In must be open to the public, subject to the organizer's RSVP requirements
  • Applicants must agree to allow ACMP to promote their Play-In on ACMP's website, social media and publicity campaigns
  • Grantees are encouraged to share documentation with ACMP after the event (photos, videos, stories, etc.)


To complete the simple application form, you will need to provide the following information about your Play-In:

  • Date and time
  • Name, address and a description of your venue
  • Itemized expenses and income
  • A simple description of your planned activities
  • Your plan for attracting and inviting Play-In participants

Some examples of eligible expenses are venue rental, refreshments, staffing costs, piano tuning, instrument rental, chair rental, advertising, printing costs for flyers/programs, audio/video documentation, photography.

ACMP does not support the purchase of sheet music or equipment or artist fees for professional musicians.

Questions? Email Stephanie Griffin at

At a Glance

  • Maximum Request $500.00
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