The New Music Organizational Development Fund offers grants to non-profit organizations, performance groups, dance organizations, festivals, presenters, and venues with a proven track record and impact who need support to sustain their programming of new music, artist development work, and other services in the evolving context of COVID-19. This program is for outstanding organizations which work regularly with, and support the development of, music creators and artists and offer a crucial resource to the community.
Funding will be available for general operating costs which support the organization’s ongoing and regular programming of, and collaboration with US/territories-based composers and artists. It does not need to be tied to any specific project but should contribute to the continued programming of new music. They aim to fund approximately 50 organizations. Maximum grants available are $20,000. They expect the average grant would be between $9,000 and $10,000.
They aim to support and represent a broad range of organizations across different US cities and music genres. Additionally, they would like to build connectivity amongst the organizations they support to facilitate shared learning, exchange of ideas, and opportunities. They are particularly interested in supporting organizations which are having a deep and consistent impact on their community of artist and music lovers. For this reason, they are asking applicants to submit an endorsement from a member of their community.
Learn more and apply by April 22, 2021.