The current grant cycle is for music service organizations, presenters, and festivals only, as follows:

  • Music service organization: organizations that support composers and performers through grants, residencies, training programs, or similar activities, or aid in the preservation and dissemination of contemporary concert music.
  • Presenters and festivals: music festivals, music venues, and any other organization whose principal activity is to present live musical performances by a variety of performing groups.

Please read the guidelines carefully before applying.

Funds are available for Special Projects involving the music of Elliott Carter for professional performing ensembles, presenting organizations, and other organizations with plans to carry out a substantial project involving the music of Elliott Carter. The Elliott Carter Special Grant Program also provides Project Support for first time recording projects relating to the music of Elliott Carter.

READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE APPLYING

General FAQs

My organization is the lead applicant in a consortium project. Does it have to be a service organization, a presenter or a performing ensemble in order to apply?

The lead applicant in a consortium project must have non-profit status, but doesn’t need to fit the criteria for service organizations, presenters or performing ensembles.

Consortium projects that support composers and performers through grants, residencies, training programs, etc. or aid in the preservation and dissemination of contemporary concert music, or projects that involve organizing and presenting live performances of contemporary concert music are eligible for support.  

When will decisions be announced?

Award decisions will be announced by the end of February following the September 30 deadline.

Please do not contact the Foundation for grant decisions.

Where are the guidelines for the Amphion grant?
What is the average amount of a grant?

In general, grants will range between $1,000 and $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to larger performing organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or a particularly significant project.

Our proposal was not funded. Can you tell us why?

Programs are very competitive. Unfortunately, each year many worthy projects cannot be funded simply because they exceed our available resources. You are welcome to contact the Grants Manager to schedule a brief phone call for feedback about how your proposal could be improved in the future.