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2022 PETRICHOR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION | Deadline Extended to Sept 25th | The second annual Petrichor International Music Competition is now open for submissions. This annual musical performance and composition contest provides support, inspiration, and exposure to composers, instrumentalists, singers, ensembles, and orchestras from around the world. Over $60,000 in prizes. Learn more.
2023 PioneerWorks Open Call for Visual Arts, Tech, and Music Residents | Deadline Sept 30 | Pioneer Works is pleased to announce its 2023 Open Call for Visual Arts, Tech, and Music Residents. The application portal will be open September 1–30, 2022. Candidates with an interest in educating the public on the progression of their creative practice through classes, public programs, and performances will be strongly considered. Learn more.
New York State Seed Funding via Music Workers Alliance | GREAT news: thanks to MWA’s “Sharing the Risk Committee” and State Senator Brad Hoylman, working musicians now have access to New York State’s $200M Seed Money Grants. According to Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) Senior VP Rafael Salaberrios: “If you were a working musician in 2018 [and onwards] you should have no difficulty applying for this grant." The minimum grant will be $5000. Learn more.
NARS International Residency | Deadline Oct 10th |As part of the Open Call, NARS is thrilled to announce the new International Residency Full Fellowship. Beginning in the 2023 Residency seasons, one US based artist per season will be awarded the Full Fellowship. The Full Fellowship will cover all program fees for the residency. Please note that only US based artists are eligible to apply for the Full Fellowship. Learn more.
ALICE M. DITSON FUND FOR RECORDING PROJECTS | OPENS Oct 15th | Provides grants for non-profit professional or student performance ensembles, presenting institutions and non-profit or commercial recording companies. Most grants range between $1000 and $5000. Learn more.
FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS EMERGENCY GRANTS | ROLLING DEADLINE | Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have sudden unanticipated opportunities to show their work in public and/or who incur unexpected expenses for projects close to completion with committed presentation dates. Learn more.
NEW MUSIC USA REEL CHANGE FILM FUND | ROLLING DEADLINE | Reel Change is a five-year grants and mentorship program for composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in film composition. Learn more.
THE AWESOME FOUNDATION | ROLLING DEADLINE; MONTHLY AWARDS | Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter's trustees and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects. Learn more.
NATIONAL DANCE PROJECT TRAVEL FUND | ROLLING DEADLINE | National Dance Project Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S. based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors or for current NDP artist grantees to connect in person to explore feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works. Learn more.
KICKSTARTER FORWARD FUNDS VIA CREATIVE CAPITAL | ROLLING DEADLINE | Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation have partnered to launch a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Creator Fund that backs projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators on the crowdfunding platform. Funds will be awarded on an ongoing basis to creators with active projects across all of Kickstarter’s categories: Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing. Learn more.
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