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One of the main problems most music students face is the lack of money to support their music education. Pursuing a music career can be financially draining, what with the music instruments you have to buy, the books, the tuition and other expenses, it's no wonder many give up their dream to become a musician. Fortunately, there are organizations that give grants and scholarships to qualified individuals and groups. Here are several resources to organizations who support music students and music groups through grants and scholarships.

If you are looking for funding in music, don't forget to check out Grants for Nonprofits-Arts and Culture and Grants for Individuals-Arts.

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Aaron Copland Fund for Music
Once a year, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music provides funding for Performing Ensembles Programs, Supplemental Programs, and Recording Programs.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Academy of Country Music (ACM)
ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Actors Fund
Social Services and Financial Assistance
Offers comprehensive programs designed to meet the critical needs of entertainment professionals throughout their lives. Social workers provide crisis intervention, individual and family needs assessments, and develop long-term plans including ongoing support, education, information and referrals. In addition, financial assistance can be provided for essential living expenses such as rent, utilities or medical costs.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Alfonso Loera Music Scholarship Fund
The Alfonso Loera Music Scholarship Fund, administered by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, was created for Muskegon County musicians, age 12 to 24, who would like to either take private music lessons or get formal schooling in music. The scholarship will be awarded with preference for financial need, and the amount will equal one year of private lessons (at the prevailing rate) but can be applied as the recipients wants, either for school or lessons.
Note : We regret that there will be no scholarships awarded for this year due to market conditions.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Amateur Chamber Music Players, Inc.
Amateur Chamber Music Players, Inc. is a non-profit association that facilitates informal playing and singing by people of all ages and nationalities, beginners to professionals. Over eighty organizations in the United States and Canada currently receive ACMP Foundation support for a variety of projects for people of diverse musical backgrounds and abilities. Grants averaging $3,000 are generally being used to provide scholarship aid and to underwrite staff salaries. The Foundation has as a long range objective the inclusion of chamber music activity as an integral, required component of the community music school curriculum.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

American Bandmasters Association
Sousa/ABA/Ostwald Award - Cash Prize of $5,000
Sponsored by the American Bandmasters Association and John Philip Sousa Foundation. Since 1956, this composition contest has stimulated the creation of many important new compositions for concert band and is responsible for more new band music than any other competition of its kind. The 2014 Award Committee will consider concert band compoTsitions with a completion date no earlier than October 1.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

American College of Musicians / National Guild of Piano Teachers
Certificates, fraternity pins, diplomas, medals, scholarships, and cash prizes totaling more than $50,000 offered annually to pupils or guild members for further music study. Winners selected for achievement in auditions, recording competition, composition tests, and international piano competition. Request applications and information from teachers who are ACM or NGPT members.
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American Composers Forum
The Forum has a wide range of programs to assist composers: residencies, commissions, fellowships, readings, recordings, radio shows, and performances. Note: the funding opportunities session is now restricted to members only.
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American Federation for the Blind
R. L. Gillette Scholarship
The R. L. Gillette Scholarship offers two (2) scholarships of $1,000 each to women who are enrolled in a four-year undergraduate degree program in literature or music. In addition to the general requirements, applicants must submit: A performance tape not to exceed 30 minutes, or a creative writing sample. (May be sent via postal mail or e-mail to jpacker@afb.net)
(Last checked 04/09/18)

American Musicological Society (AMS)
Fellowships, Awards, and Research and Travel Grants
Opportunities listed include:
(1) Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation-year Fellowships
(2) Howard Mayer Brown Fellowships for minority graduate study in musicology
(3) Alfred Einstein Award for outstanding article in musicology (early stages)
(4) Noah Greenberg Award for outstanding performance projects
(5) Otto Kinkeldey Award for outstanding work of musicological scholarship (senior scholar)
(6) Lewis Lockwood Award for outstanding work of musicological scholarship (early stages)
(7) Claude V. Palisca Award for outstanding Edition or Translation (8) Paul Pisk Award for outstanding paper at annual meeting by graduate student
(9) H. Colin Slim Award for outstanding article in musicology (senior scholar)
(10) Ruth A. Solie Award for outstanding collection of essays
(11) Robert M. Stevenson Award for outstanding scholarship in Iberian music
(12) Philip Brett Award for oustanding work in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual studies
(13) M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Fund for Research in France
(14) Eileen Southern Travel Fund (to attend the AMS Annual Meeting)
(15) Janet Levy Fund for Independent Scholars
(16) Harold Powers World Travel Fund
(17) Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund for European Research
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American Musicological Society (AMS)
Ongoing Grants and Fellowships Available
Lists additional opportunities.
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American Musicological Society (AMS)
Publication Subventions
The Publications Committee of the American Musicological Society makes available funds to help with expenses involved in the publication of works of musical scholarship, including books, articles, special issues of journals, and works in non-print media. Individual authors or editors, or their sponsoring organization, society, or department, may apply for assistance to defray costs not normally covered by publishers, such as illustrations, musical examples, facsimiles, accompanying audio or video examples, and permissions. (Author subventions required by publishers are not eligible for reimbursement under the AMS program of subventions for individuals. In such cases, publishers should apply directly to the AMS under the "publishers' subventions" program.)
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The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Birgit Nilsson Opera Competition
The Birgit Nilsson Prize is awarded every three years by The American-Scandinavian Foundation to an American singer on the verge of an international career, providing a debut performance at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. Recent prizes included an award of $15,000. Applicants must be American citizens and no more than 33 years of age.
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American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation
Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
Provides a variety of cash awards and grants each year to encourage composers, up to the age of 30, and to provide recognition, appreciation, and monetary awards to gifted, emerging talents. Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the USA.
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American String Teachers Association
George Bornoff Memorial Scholarship Fund
Three scholarships to attend the ASTA national conference will be awarded annually in the amount of $800.Applicants must meet the following requirements and submit all of the following items in order to receive consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants who teach traditionally underserved populations. Selected recipients must complete the George Bornoff Memorial Scholarship Fund Report. Failure to complete the report by the due date will result in the recipient returning the scholarship money.
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The Amphion Foundation, Inc.
The Amphion Foundation, Inc., founded in 1987, was established to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to service organizations. The Foundation's mission is carried out through its grant program. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations for general operating support or support for special projects. Typically, the program awards grants of up to $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.
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Anglo-Austrian Music Society
Every 2 or 3 years, the Anglo-Austrian Music Society holds a competition for the Richard Tauber Prize for Singers. The winner will be offered a public London recital arranged under the auspices of the Anglo-Austrian Music Society, together with a Prize of 3000 pounds. Additionally, 2 associated prizes will be awarded at the Public Final Audition: (1) the Ferdinand Rauter Prize of 500 pounds for the accompanist who gives the best performance at the final audition and (2) the Schubert Prize, which Schubert Society of Britain will offer to the singer who, in the opinion of the jury, gives the best performance of a Lied. The competition is open to outstanding young singers nearing the end of their studies or just beginning their professional careers.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Orchestras and other nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for grant support thanks to the new program, ArtPlace. Administered by the Nonprofit Finance Fund through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a large number of nationally recognized foundations and financial institutions, ArtPlace grants are awarded to organizations that will improve their communities and local economy via groundbreaking artistic, cultural, and creative work.
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Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Funding Opportunities
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Arts Deadline List
Public art commissions, art competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, residencies, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages, all skill levels, in all disciplines, everywhere. A subscription to the Premium list guarantees you will be the first to view announcements and have access to ALL announcements.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Associated Male Choruses of America
This annual program is open to all qualified and deserving students of music. This year, successful candidates will be awarded scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $1,200 each. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate university/college music programs during the 2011-2012 academic years. Preference is for students specializing in vocal music studies, though students of instrumental music are also eligible. Candidates MUST be sponsored by a member chorus of the Associated Male Choruses of America.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)
Research Grants Program
Provided to encourage and support scholarship and publication by individuals in the field of sound recordings or audio preservation. Specific projects eligible for support include discography, bibliography, historical studies of the sound recording industry and its products, and any other subject likely to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the lasting importance of recorded sound. ARSC encourages applications from individuals whose research forms part of an academic program at the master's or doctoral level. Both ARSC members and non-members are eligible for grants in amounts up to $1000. Grant funds can be used to underwrite clerical, travel, and editorial expenses; funds may not be used to purchase capital equipment or recordings, to perform operations on sound recordings, to reimburse applicants for work already performed, or to support projects which form part of a job. Grant recipients must submit documentation of their expenses before reimbursement, and funds must be disbursed within eighteen months of the grant award.
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Barlow Endowment for Music Composition
Barlow Prize
The winning composer will receive a $20,000 commission from the Barlow Endowment to compose a major new work for symphony orchestra. An international performing consortium of two to five orchestras will perform the work in 2017: those orchestras include the the Utah Symphony and a performance at the Beijing Modern Music Festival (BMMF) by a Chinese orchestra yet to be determined. One or two other orchestras may join the consortium as well. The 13-15 minute work is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements for the medium. Additional specifications for the work will be negotiated among the Barlow Endowment, the composer, and the performing consortium. Half of the commission fee will be paid when the contract for the commission is signed, but no sooner than January 1, 2015, and the other half will be paid when the finished score is submitted to the Endowment.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Berrien Community Foundation
Howard Instrumental Music Scholarship
Deadline : early March
$1,000-2,000 is available to individuals who are at least sophomores, and are pursuing a degree in instrumental music. At least one scholarship available. For information and application, click on scholarships.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

BMI Foundation Awards, Scholarships, Internships, and Funds
From jazz to musical theater, from music education for gifted youngsters to support for the work of accomplished concert music composers, the BMI Foundation seeks out the best and most promising of today's and tomorrow's musical creators and offers a platform of support that fosters their growth and ensures the continuation of the heritage of American musical ingenuity for generations to come.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship
$5000 awarded annually to a rising jazz star pursuing an advanced academic degree in Jazz Studies or Jazz Performance. The award was established in 2015 in honor of the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship, a lifetime achievement recognition program of the National Endowment for the Arts. Must be currently enrolled full-time in a Master's or Doctoral program at selected accredited U.S. colleges or universities, including Michigan State University.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

BMI John Lennon Scholarships for Songwriters and Composers
An annual competition open to student songwriters and composers of contemporary musical genres including alternative, pop, rock, indie, electronica, R&B, and experimental. Over the past eighteen years, more than $360,000 in scholarships has been awarded to talented young musicians from colleges and universities throughout the United States, making this award one of the nation's most esteemed accolades for emerging songwriters. Established in 1997 by Yoko Ono in conjunction with the BMI Foundation, this scholarship program honors the memory of one of the preeminent songwriters of the 20th century: John Lennon. Lennon's enormous creative legacy includes such songs as, "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Strawberry Fields," "Imagine," "I Am the Walrus," "All You Need Is Love," and "Come Together," and continues to inspire and uplift new generations of music lovers around the world. Through the generosity of Ono and Gibson Musical Instruments, three scholarships totaling $20,000 are presented annually for the best original songs submitted to the competition. Applicants must be U.S. college students between the ages of 17 and 24.
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Catherine Herrick Cobb Scholars in Music
The income from the fund may be used to recognize exceptional musical talent and to encourage the most promising students of music and the performing arts to attend the University by providing: i) tuition, books, room, board and other living expenses, and/or ii) expenses related to career development (including but not limited to, competitions, conference attendance, and the like) and/or iii) to support graduate assistantships in the School of Music, for one or more students or prospective students at the University at that time. Criteria used to choose a scholarship recipient include: Must be a full-time student and demonstrate financial need, strong scholastic performance or significant academic improvement in each successive year, special talents/achievements, citizenship activities, leadership, perseverance and resourcefulness.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Center for Black Music Research
Perkinson Travel-to-the-Collections Grants
Courtesy of Columbia College (Chicago)
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Chamber Music America Grants Programs
Note : look for the Jazz Grants and Classical/Contemporary Grants tabs.
Each year CMA awards nearly $1,000,000 to chamber music organizations for project support. Partnerships and grant programs are designed to help create new audiences for chamber music, foster the development of emerging ensembles, and encourage the creation and performance of new music. For more information contact Deidre Newbod or call (212) 242-2022, x111.
CMA supports the creation of new works by professional U.S.-based jazz artists and helps assure that these compositions will be heard through live performances and recordings. The New Jazz Works program has provided support for more than 170 works that reflect the multiple styles of contemporary jazz. Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Chopin Foundation of the United States
Sponsors scholarship program for talented young pianists.
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Classics for Kids Foundation
The Classics for Kids Foundation (CFKF) was formed in 1997 in Bozeman, Montana to inspire and to empower young people to shape their own positive futures through playing music. The foundation fulfills its mission of building sustainable music programs by supporting strings education through grants for high quality instruments and mentoring. We are currently accepting grant applications for matching instrument grants and mentoring from nonprofit music programs serving youth grades 3-12 and other music programs with a nonprofit partner.
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Composers and Schools in Concert
We offer grant funding along with fiscal and promotional services when you collaborate with a youth music program. Membership may be required.
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Country Dance and Song Foundation
CDSS Outreach Funds are available to support a wide variety of programs and projects that foster the growth of traditional music, dance and song from England and the United States.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Creative Capital Foundation
A national organization supporting visual artists who are pursuing innovative approaches to form and/or content in the visual, performing, and media arts. Creative Capital will work closely with its funded artists to provide audience development, marketing and other forms of assistance tailored to individual projects. Artists will, in return, share a portion of their proceeds with Creative Capital, enabling the fund to support more artists in the future. Creative Capital funds artist projects in four disciplines: visual arts (includes installation art, painting, fiber art, mixed media works, public art, etc.), film/video arts, performing arts (includes music, dance, theater, puppetry, performance art, etc.), and emerging art fields (includes all forms of digital work, and experimental literature). Projects that transcend traditional discipline boundaries are highly encouraged. Creative Capital operates on a two-year grant cycle, funding alternative disciplines each year. The first year of each cycle, we issue grants in visual and film/video arts; the second year, performing and emerging arts. Over the last 15 years, Creative Capital has awarded $30 million to 530 groundbreaking artists nationwide through funding, counsel and career development services. Our Professional Development workshops have empowered an additional 8,000 creative minds to strengthen their careers and enrich their communities.
Also listed under Arts and Film.
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Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts
Scholarships and Internships
Most of the winners have been from Iowa.
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Eastman School of Music's Paul R. Judy Center Grant Program
The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Grant provides funding for research and projects related to innovative ensembles. Anyone based in North America may apply. A number of Paul R. Judy Circle Grants will be reserved for and awarded to Eastman School of Music students, alumni, and faculty. These awards are available in both research and innovative projects categories, and will comprise no more than 25% of the total grant funds awarded by the program. The 2018 deadlines for application are March 1, 2018 (Eastman students alumni and faculty applicants only) and October 1, 2018 (all applicants). Grants will range from $500-$2,000. Grant proposals for $2,000 or less are most likely to be funded, but in special circumstances, higher grant proposals will be considered.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation
Offers two types of scholarships:
(1) Scholarships to elementary, middle, or high school student residing within the Lenawee Intermediate School District. High school seniors are not eligible after graduation. Approved camps include Interlochen, Blue Lake, M.A.S.T.A., Show Choir of America and other college-sponsored summer workshops. The scholarship is for camps relating to music or the performing arts only.
(2) Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 for the first year to graduating seniors (or have graduated) from a public or private high school in Lenawee county, Michigan. Applicant must be accepted for attendance at an accredited community college, or bachelor's degree-granting institution of higher education, and must be planning to enroll as a music or performing arts major at that college.
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Fender Music Foundation
The Fender Music Foundation accepts electronic grant applications throughout the year from 501c3 or governmental organizations. Qualifying applicants are established, ongoing and sustainable music programs in the United States, which provide music instruction for people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music. The intent of the program must be music instruction, not music appreciation or entertainment, and the participants/students cannot be professional or career musicians.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Fender Music Foundation
Equipment Donations Program
The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished, or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars, and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. Who may apply: music instruction programs that are part of nonprofit organizations or public schools in the United States. To qualify as a music instruction program, participants must be learning how to make music. Participants can be of any age. Music appreciation or entertainment programs do not qualify and the participants cannot be professional or career musicians.
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Foundation Center
GrantSpace Grants for Musicians
If you are an individual in the field of music and are looking for information on grants, this user aid will help you in your search. We have selected a few of the most important print and electronic resources for you to begin your search.
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Two programs are currently listed under Music :
French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) supports projects designed collaboratively by French and American professional jazz artists that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the art form.
The French-American Fund for Contemporary Music supports contemporary music projects -- commissions, residencies, performances, tours, and master classes -- that foster cultural exchange between France and the United States.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Fromm Music Foundation
Deadline : June 1
Commissions approximately 12 composers annually via competitive application; sponsors new music concerts.
The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, founded by the late Paul Fromm in the fifties, has been located at Harvard University since 1972. Over the course of its existence, the Fromm Foundation has commissioned over 300 new compositions and their performances, and has sponsored hundreds of new music concerts and concert series, among them Tanglewood's Festival of Contemporary Music and the Fromm Concert Series at Harvard University. In 1992-1993, the Paul Fromm Composer-in-Residence program at the American Academy in Rome was founded, and the annual Fromm concert and Paul Fromm Award for Composition at Tanglewood were established.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Gerald M. Crane Memorial Music Scholarship
Applicants may seek a scholarship for a variety of purposes which may include, but are not limited to: formal education, seminars, workshops, summer enrichment programs, music lessons, music concerts, musical instrument(s), music books, and any kind of musical material or combination of things. Applicants must be a resident of Kent or Ottawa counties and attend high school. Apply through The Grand Rapids Foundation office. Please mention that you need a Gerald M. Crane Scholarship application.
(Last checked 04/09/18)

Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition
The Glenn Miller Birthplace Society is offering four scholarships, $2,400 & $1,200 to instrumentalists and $2,000 & $1,000 to vocalists. These scholarships, which are awarded without regard to any other award, may be used for any education-related expense.
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Grammy Foundation Grants in Music Preservation Projects
Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Foundation's grant program annually provides support for music archiving and preservation efforts and for scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. The archiving and preservation projects grant program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The archiving and preservation area has two funding categories -- preservation implementation (grants of up to $20,000) and planning, assessment and/or consultation (grants of up to $5,000). Visit the Grammy Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and the Letter of Inquiry form.
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Grantmakers in the Arts
Support for Individual Artists
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GrantSpace Grants for Musicians
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Harmony Foundation Grants
Sponsored by the fundraising arm of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
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Interlochen Center for the Arts
Emerson Scholars Awards
Thinking about attending the Interlochen Arts Camp in northern Michigan over the summer? High school students are encouraged to apply for an Emerson Scholars Award. Each scholarship is worth $4,310, covering full tuition, private lessons, and room and board for the eight-week summer program. Applicants must be in grades nine through twelve and be proficient on violin, cello, bass, harp, wind, or percussion instruments. They must submit a taped solo performance with piano accompaniment with their application. For more information, contact the Admissions Office, Inerlochen Center for the Arts, P. O. Box 199, Interlochen, MI 49643-0199 or call (616) 276-7472. Use search button to locate information about the Emerson Scholars Award.
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James Tatum Foundation for the Arts
The James Tatum Foundation For the Arts, Inc. was founded in 1987 by a coalition of concerned educators and civic leaders who recognized that in the Metropolitan Detroit area, there were many artistically talented youth whose potentials were not being nurtured to development. Check out the scholarship section.
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Kresge Artist Fellowship, see Kresge Arts in Detroit

Kresge Arts in Detroit
Kresge Arts in Detroit provides significant financial support for Kresge Artist Fellowships annually, each consisting of a $25,000 award and customized professional practice opportunities for emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists in the literary, performing and visual arts.
More about the Kresge Artist Fellowship:
The Kresge Artist Fellowships provide significant financial support for artists annually, as well as professional practice opportunities, administered by Creative Many, for emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists in the literary, performing and visual arts. In 2014, the fellowship program awarded 18 artists $25,000 each in recognition of their talent and body of work to date in dance/music and film/theater. Creative Many's professional practice program encourages the fellows to meet, present their work, brainstorm with colleagues and presenters and participate in formal and informal workshops and seminars, including an artist retreat with Creative Capital. The Kresge Artists Fellowships are administered by the Kresge Arts in Detroit office at the College for Creative Studies, one of the nation's leading institutions for art and design education. For more information, or to apply, visit http://www.kresgeartsindetroit.org or contact CCS at 313.664.7940.
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Kurt Weil Foundation for Music
Deadline : November 1
(1) Research and Travel. Funding may be requested to support research and travel expenses to locations of primary source material. Applicants must be researching a topic related to Kurt Weill and/or Lotte Lenya and must submit a detailed outline of the proposed project, a writing sample, and at least one letter of recommendation.
(2) Kurt Weill Dissertation Fellowship. Ph.D. candidates may apply for dissertation fellowships to assist in research activities. The application must include a copy of the dissertation proposal, at least one writing sample, and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant's faculty advisor.
(3) Publication Assistance. Funding may be requested to assist in expenses related to preparing manuscripts for publication in a recognized scholarly medium, including editing, indexing, design, and reproduction fees. Not-for-profit publishing companies are encouraged to apply. All proposals must have been subject to peer review; such reviews must be submitted in support of the application, along with a copy of the manuscript. Normally conference proceedings are ineligible unless the essays have undergone significant revision and editing as components of a book.
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League of American Orchestras
Fundraising Advice
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League of American Orchestras
Getty Education and Community Investment Grants Program
The League is pleased to announce a third round of grants to orchestras that help to stimulate growth and excellence in education and community engagement. With funding from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, these one-year grants, ranging from $10,000 to $40,000, will be awarded to orchestras for activities in fiscal year 2015. This is a new funding cycle; all orchestras meeting the guidelines are encouraged to apply.
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League of American Orchestras
Orchestra Governance Center Grants
These grants provide financial support to orchestra boards to strengthen their governance practice. Grants ranging from $2,500 to $7,500 will be awarded, and those selected via a competitive application process will be informed by mid-January, 2015. The activity supported by the grant must take place between January 15 to September 30, 2015, with a brief final report due to the League no later than October 15, 2015. Funding can be used for facilitators or consultants, space rental, or other professional development opportunities (seminars, classes) where the board, as a whole, commits to participation.
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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA)
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; encouraging new, creative and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding. A key conduit for arts and cultural information, MCACA is also a source of arts and culture grant funding. Residents of other states should contact their own state arts agencies.
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Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)
Jazz Artist in Residence Endowment
Contact VP of Corporate Relations, Sarah Bohan, sbohan@msufcu.org; 517-333-2208
In January 2013, MSUFCU announced a $1,000,000 donation to the MSU College of Music for the MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence Endowment. This gift will bring world-renowned jazz artists to Michigan to provide students and the Greater Lansing, Detroit, and Traverse City communities with exciting musical and cultural experiences. With this new program, nationally and internationally known musicians will visit schools throughout Michigan, focusing on diverse communities and urban areas. Students in these schools will enjoy hands-on music education, and teachers will receive assistance enriching their music curriculum. MSU students in the Jazz Studies program will spend time with these artists as well, learning from the best in the industry. The endowment will also provide the local community with access to musical performances offered by visiting artists-in-residence. About this gift, MSUFCU President and CEO Patrick McPharlin commented, "At MSUFCU, we strive to help create a community where people want to live, work, and visit, and where businesses can thrive. Integrating arts and culture along with economic development helps to create an enriched community, and I am excited to see the lasting impact of the MSU College of Music's new residency program.
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Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)
Running Start Competition
Deadline : December 19
What is your vision for your career as a professional musician? Do you have an idea for an innovative project that would give you a running start toward realizing that vision? Could you use $2,500 to turn that idea into a reality? The annual Running Start Competition is designed to help students think about their careers in an entrepreneurial way, formulate new paths, and forge collaborations that brings artistry into real-world applications. Due to the generous support of the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, the RSC awards $2,500.00 to an individual or group of up to six students to be used toward a project that is likely to have a substantial positive impact on their careers.
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Michigan State University
Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP)
HARP has two components, Development and Production with different funding criteria and different submission deadlines:
The HARP Development program provides funds to support faculty who are conducting important research leading to creative and performance projects or activities in the arts and humanities. This limited funding is designed to support faculty in the development of projects that seem likely to enhance the reputation of the faculty member and the university. Within the Development program, there are two panels that conduct the reviews (Humanities Research and Exhibition & Performance). The Humanities Research panel will review applications that are supporting research projects and scholarship broadly related to the humanities. The Exhibition and Performance panel will review proposals that support scholarship and creative activities leading to an exhibit or performance. See the FAQs posted here for clarification. The deadline for HARP development applications will be in mid-October, with awards announced in February. Funding will be available for a two-year period beginning on July 1.
The HARP Production program provides funds, when research is complete, to help subsidize the costs of book publication, permissions to use copyrighted materials, CD recording and production, the creation and mounting of exhibits, and other expenses associated with producing the results of a completed creative or research project. A contract from the publisher will be required if funds are being requested to publish a book. Proposals requesting funds to complete textbooks will not be considered. Within the production program, there are two panels that conduct the reviews (Humanities Research and Exhibition & Performance). The Humanities Research panel will review applications that support the completion of research, such as the publication of a book or production of a film. The Exhibition and Performance panel will review proposals that provide support for an exhibit or performance. See the FAQs posted here for clarification. In order to respond to the more immediate needs that these subsidies often entail, the panels will review applications twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring semester. Funds will be available for an additional year after the fiscal year of the original funding allocation. Faculty from Arts and Letters, Communication Arts and Sciences, James Madison, Lyman Briggs, Music, Social Science, and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities are eligible to apply for HARP funding.
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Michigan State University
School of Music
Faculty Travel Fund
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Michigan State University
School of Music
Graduate Student Fundng
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Michigan State University
School of Music
Running Start Program
Music is more than a passion -- it's a profession. Running Start is MSU's multi-disciplinary program that helps equip students for life as a working musician in the 21st century. Running Start prepares students to creatively channel their passions into vibrant careers by providing: (1) individual career coaching
(2) events and workshops
(3) courses
(4) entrepreneurial opportunities
(5) performance opportunities
(6) engagement with faculty and alumni
(7) online resources for internships, jobs, auditions, and more
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Michigan State University
School of Music
Undergraduate Research Fundng
Limited funding available for undergraduate music students to support special projects that make a creative and/or scholarly contribution, and enhance the development of students as scholars, artists, composers, and teachers. These projects would culminate in such outcomes as: performances or presentations at local schools or regional/state/national/international conferences and festivals; outreach to various communities; eventual publications in suitable outlets; educational materials for elementary/secondary school music education classes; enhanced marketability of MSU music students.
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Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
Grants for Artists
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's grant programs for artists allow artists to explore and create, provide touring engagements regionally and internationally, help to build audiences, and provide support and services to assist in career development.
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Mockingbird Foundation
Funding for Children's Music Education Programs
Deadline: February 1
The foundation funds projects that encourage and foster creative expression in any musical form but also recognize broader and more basic needs within conventional instruction.
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Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
Created in December 1996 by Michael Kamen, Richard Dreyfuss, and Steve Herek, the musical composer, co-star, and director of the 1995 film "Mr. Holland's Opus", the goal of this nonprofit is to make the joys and benefits of active music making accessible to our nation's young people. The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation supports music education and its many benefits through the donation of new and refurbished musical instruments to underserved school and community music programs and individual students nationwide. K-12 schools can apply for this grant. The foundation makes repairs to damaged instruments, distributes refurbished instruments and then purchases new instruments.
Two opportunities are currently offered:
(1) Melody Program helps K-12 school instrumental music programs that take place during the regular school day. Public, private and charter schools may apply, however, schools must be Title 1 or be able to demonstrate financial need. Schools must have an established instrumental music program (i.e. concert band, marching band, jazz band and/or orchestra) that is at least three years old. If your school offers Orff/classroom music only, it is NOT eligible to apply. Schools must apply separately (please provide information for the applying school only, do not include information for other schools within the district even if the music teacher teaches at more than one school. Requests should not exceed $10,000 worth (retail value) of musical instruments. Full or partial requests may be awarded.
(2) Special Projects Program helps after-school music programs. After-school music programs must be at least three years old. Requests should not exceed $10,000 worth (retail value) of musical instruments. Full or partial requests may be awarded. If any portion of your music program takes place during the regular school day, please use the Melody Program application.
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Music and Letters Grants from Oxford Journals
The Music & Letters Trust makes awards twice a year, in January and July, in order to support musical research. Sums awarded recently have ranged from 50 to 1500 pounds, with most falling between 250 and 750 pounds. Support has been given for the obtaining of research materials (such as photographs and microfilms), editorial costs (e.g. translations, reproduction rights), and expenses for research trips and conference attendance, as well as costs associated with conference organization. (The costs of concerts at conferences are considered for support only if the concert can be regarded, in the opinion of the Trust, as analogous to a paper by an invited speaker or as the illustration to an actual paper.)
Funds are not available for research towards a degree. Applications from students, however, are welcomed for such purposes as conference attendance and for research expenses not directly related to the production of a thesis. All applicants should provide detailed and fully costed proposals, together with information about any other funding received or applied for.
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Music Library Association
Awards and Grants
Offer a diversity recruitment scholarship and travel and research grants.
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Music Performance Fund
MPF supports programs which are often the only source of live music in the communities in which they take place. MPF is the largest single sponsor of live music in the world. A main objective of the Fund in recent years has been support of music education in the schools. As federal, state and municipal funding for music education in public schools has declined, MPF has increased its commitment to filling the void. Repeated studies have shown that exposure to music enhances a child's ability to read and learn. It has been shown to improve vocabulary, concentration, enhance problem solving skills and study habits, and encourage cooperation. At present, 25% of our available funds are earmarked for in-school programs.
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Musical Online
A compilation of funding resources including Foundations, Associations, Grants, Scholarships, and Organizations.
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MusiCares Foundation
Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, it is the mission of MusiCares to ensure that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical or personal crisis. MusiCares' primary goal is to focus the attention and resources of the music industry on human services issues that directly impact the health and welfare of music people. Sponsored by the Recording Academy of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.
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Musicians Foundation
Emergency Medical Assistance
You must have worked in the United States as a professional musician for at least five (5) years, and currently reside in the United States. All professional musicians, regardless of their genre or instrument, are eligible to apply. We give grants for medical and allied living expenses in emergencies. We do not give grants for scholarships, loans or private unemployment benefits. If necessary, applications may be filled out by friends or family of the musician in need.
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MusicansWay.com Resources for Grantseekers
Links to grant directories, community foundation locators, grant-writing tutorials, and more.
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National Association for Music Education
Scholarship and Grant Opportunities for Students
The following scholarship and grant opportunities are available to high school and college students involved in music education and music performance. They are provided here for the convenience of Tri-M Honor Society and NAfME Collegiate members.
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National Association of Teachers of Singing/
Art Song Competition
NATS offers a cash award plus a performance of the winning composition at a NATS Conference to the composer of the winning song cycle, group of songs, or extended single song. Competition is open to any composer whose submitted work meets the prescribed requirements, and who pays the competition entry fee. For further information visit the web site or contact NATS Coordinator, National Association of Teachers of Singing, 2800 University Boulevard N., Jacksonville, FL 32211, (904) 744-9022.
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National Association of Teachers of Singing/
Artists Awards Competition for Singers
The biennial NATSAA competition is designed to assist singers prepared to launch a professional career, and to that end substantial monetary and performance prizes are offered. The competition takes place every other year, in conjunction with NATS Conferences. Preliminary competitions are held regionally, and semifinals/finals take place at the NATS Conference. For further information visit the web site or contact NATS Coordinator, National Association of Teachers of Singing, 2800 University Boulevard N., Jacksonville, FL 32211, (904) 744-9022.
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National Endowment for the Arts
Grants Page
Although primarily a funder of nonprofit organizations, the National Endowment for the Arts also offers fellowships for individual artists, including musicians.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits.
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National Federation of Music Clubs
Competitions and Awards
The National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) offers more than $750,000 in competition and award prizes on the local, state and national level. The Biennial Young Artist and Ellis Duo-Pianists competitions award a total of $50,000 in awards and two years of performance bookings. Additional competitions are sponsored by the Federation in a wide range of categories, including voice, instrumental music, composition, dance, conducting, handicapped and visually impaired, and music therapy. NFMC also sponsors more than 40 annual and biennial awards for students desiring to attend Summer Music Centers.
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National Federation of Music Clubs
Fund for the Advancement of Musical Arts
Deadline : May 1
FAMA grants are designed to (1) encourage the composition & performance of music (2) support music projects (3) promote music education, and (4) increase public knowledge and appreciation of music. FAMA grants are non-renewable and are intended to support a specific project that strengthens music education and music appreciation in the United States. Educational projects, commissions for American compositions, assistance for music libraries/school programs are eligible for consideration. FAMA grants cannot be awarded for college tuition or living expenses, payment for professional musicians to perform a work, or as a stipend or salary for musicians involved in a project.
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New Music USA
Provides up-to-the-minute details on available funding opportunities for composers and other music professionals that are offered once a year.
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New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Source
A database of some 12,000 grant, award, publication, and other opportunities for artists in all disciplines nationwide. These listings are supplemented by weekly jobs and opportunity listings that are part of NYFA Current. New postings appear every Sunday. NYFA's grants and other programs for New York State residents are also described on the site.
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Opera Foundation
Each professional scholarship constitutes a young artist program at each of the three partnering opera houses. Applicants who have been chosen to attend the Foundation's audition compete for one of four scholarships (two for Berlin, one for Turin, and one for Munich). Applicants may not choose one scholarship over the other or opt out of any one when applying. The Opera Foundation conducts a single audition for all of our scholarships. Judges include the senior representatives of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Regio Torino, and Die Bayerische Staatsoper. Each scholarship is dedicated to a designated opera house or program but singers may be released at the opera house's discretion to sing at the other participating houses should the opportunity arise.
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Presbyterian Association of Musicians
Seed Money Grants
Current Members of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians may apply for Seed Money Grants to help sponsor a worship or church music program, workshop, or event. PAM provides assistance according to the availability of funds. Currently grants are being awarded up to $500, and are considered in the order they are received. Grants may not comprise more than 20% of the program budget. The Seed Money Grant request form is located in the Members' Only Area of this website. For Seed Money Grant questions, contact the PAM office at pam@pcusa.org or 502-569-5288.
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Savvy Musician Funding for Musicians
When seeking funding, a good first step is to visit your local Foundation Center Funding Information Network partner or state arts council office. They can help you locate a variety of funding sources, depending on the nature of your project. Visit this website for other possibilities.
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Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund
Music Performance Attendance Grants
Deadline: June 30, annually
The Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund provides small grants to provide the opportunity for children and youth to attend live performances of classical music and other related programming. Grants are open to schools and nonprofit music programs throughout the United States, and eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need to be considered. Classical music education (vocal or instrumental) must be the key component of any music program requesting a grant. One time grants of $500 are made to allow children to attend concerts.
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Sinfonia Educational Foundation Research Assistance Grants
Deadline: March 1
The sponsor provides support to individuals conducting scholarly research related to American music or to music in America. Eligible applicants must show evidence of previous successful writing and research (publications, master's thesis, doctoral dissertation, etc.) or show evidence of unusual knowledge or competence in the field to be researched. Applicants who are students or members of the faculty at institutions of higher learning must submit a statement from an institutional official indicating endorsement of the project. There are no citizenship restrictions.
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Society for American Music Awards, Fellowships, and Subvention
SAM recognizes outstanding scholarship in American music through its awards and funds additional work with subventions for print and non-print projects. The Society also supports research through a variety of fellowships that encourage scholars at all stages of their careers.
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Society for Music Theory
Grants and Awards
Through financial resources provided by donors and members, the SMT is able to make available a number of awards and grants. These include: (1) Awards that recognize outstanding publications within the field of music theory; (2) Subvention grants to support the preparation of scholarly publications; and (3) Grants to support travel to Annual Meetings for theorists belonging to ethnic minorities, theorists who reside outside the United States and Canada, independent or unsupported scholars, and theorists needing assistance with childcare.
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Strings Magazine Scholarships
Strings Magazine grants 1 $3,000 scholarship to a string student each year based on financial need, academic merit, and community service. To be eligible for a Strings Magazine Award, you must play the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Student must demonstrate financial need, academic merit, and a record of community service. Applicants may be enrolled and majoring in music performance or music education at any degree-granting college or conservatory.
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Sustain Arts and Sustain Arts/SE Michigan
Sustain Arts is an unprecedented effort to connect knowledge and networks in order to build the collective capacity of arts and culture in America, one region at a time. A project of the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University, in partnership with the Foundation Center and Fractured Atlas, Sustain Arts equips communities with meaningful data, answering critical questions like: Where are arts and cultural organizations located? Who participates in them? From where does funding come? And how do they maintain relevancy over time? Organizations, artists, private foundations, and public agencies access these answers through the Sustain Arts intuitive online platform. By combining innovative technology and on-the-ground capacity building, the project arms stakeholders with resources to assist in data-driven decision making, strategic collaborations, and effective community engagement....Sustain Arts is grounded in the belief that a healthy cultural sector is essential to any vibrant ecosystem. Beginning in Detroit and the Bay Area, Sustain Arts will engage a total of six regions over the next three years, laying the groundwork for regional and national cultural policy conversations. For more information about the Detroit Metropolitan Area visit the interactive portal, Sustain Arts/SE Michigan. Check out the various options for maximum insights. If you desire, select an artistic discipline to view information on participation and funding in Southeast Michigan, but note multiple tables are available for each category:
* All Disciplines
* Dance
* Film & Electronic Media
* Literary Arts
* Music
* Humanities
* Theatre
* Visual Arts
Sustain Arts has also released a print report called Sustain Arts/SE Michigan : A Portrait of the Cultural Ecosystem, Foundation Center, 2014.
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VH1 Save the Music Foundation
VH1 Save The Music is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to restoring music education to America's public elementary schools, and raising awareness of scientific research proving that music education dramatically increases early brain development and improves students' overall performance.
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Young Singers Foundation
The Foundation was created by the Sweet Adelines International to enrich the lives of young people through educational programs in women's barbershop vocal music. Grants are awarded for projects that encourage education about and the performance of women's barbershop vocal music. Eligible applicants are individuals, groups, or organizations sponsoring barbershop vocal music activities for young women. Some information can be found on the Web site.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection Database
A service of New England Conservatory's Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department, Bridge provides online access to 3,000 opportunities in music and arts administration. Our subscribers are taking their careers to the next level by connecting with the auditions, teaching positions, administrative positions, competitions, grants, scholarships, and festivals they find posted here fresh each day. Bridge subscriptions are free for the NEC community: students, alumni, faculty, and staff. For those not affiliated with NEC, you can sign up for a free trial. Annual subscriptions are available to individuals for $60, and to institutions for $175. Michigan State University faculty and students can contact Christine Beamer (Director of Career Services and Music Entrepreneurship, College of Music, telephone: 517-432-7371, Music Practice Building, #202) for assistance if desired with the MSU College of Music institutional subscription.
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The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Artists communities : a directory of residencies that offer time and space for creativity. Introduction by Robert MacNeil ; edited by Deborah Obalil and Caitlin S. Glass. [Portland, Or.] : Alliance of Artists' Communities ; New York : Allworth Press, c2005. 3rd ed. 273pp. Funding Center (1 East) NX110 .A767 2005
This updated, expanded directory lists 95 in-depth profiles (US) and more than 350 residencies worldwide that provide studios and housing for artists in community settings that support more than one artist at a time. Each profile includes photographs; expected data (address, phone, fax, e-mail, Web sites, fees, and artist categories); useful added information (meals, selection process, special programs); wonderful added paragraphs about the community, history, and mission; other opportunities; quotes from the director and participating artists; and lists of past residents. A map of the US pinpoints locations of the communities. The introduction by Robert MacNeil (chairman, The MacDowell Colony) emphasizes the need for these communities, especially in view of present negative attitudes toward artists. International residences are listed alphabetically by country, then by name. Each includes the address and Web site for obtaining further information. These are all members of Res Artis, an international network of residential art centers and programs. Trans Artists is another organization that offers information on cultural exchanges. New to this edition is more information concerning family acceptance (spouses/partners, children, pets). Five indexes for the profiled organizations depict in graph form artistic categories, seasons and deadlines, fees and stipends, handicap accessibility, and companions allowed. A short statement about the alliance is presented, with board members and staff listed.

Dramatists Sourcebook: Complete Opportunities for Playwrights, Translators, Composers, Lyricists, and Librettists. New York, N.Y. : Theatre Communications Group, annual. Main Library Reference (1 East) PN1661 .D735
Contains a fellowships and grants section listing foundations and organizations that offer funding to playwrights, composers, translators, librettists, and lyricists. This directory also includes information about script production resources, sources of emergency funds for writers in severe temporary financial difficulties, the addresses and phone numbers of state art agencies, and artists colonies and residencies. Latest edition available : 2010. Earlier editions available in Main Library Stacks PN1661 .D735

Musical America: International Directory of the Performing Arts. Changed name to Musical America Worldwide. Highstown, NJ: Primedia Information, Inc., annaul. Fine Arts Library (4, West) ML12 .M88
Includes a listing of North American and international contests, foundations and awards in the field of music and performing arts. [2007 edition available]

Opportunities in New Music. New York, N.Y. : American Music Center, 2002. 10th edition, 88pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center ML12 .O66
Lists American and foreign music competitions, grants, commissioning programs, workshops, call forsocres, and artist colonies.

The Savvy Musician : Building a Career, Earning a Living & Making a Difference David Cutler. Pittsburgh, PA : Helius Press, c2010. 350pp. Fine Arts Library, Music Collection, ML3790 .C89 2010
This career guide for musicians contains a chapter that discusses grantseeking, donor solicitation, and fundraising activities. Includes a sample business plan.

Song Writer's Market. Mark Garvey, ed. Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, annual. Fine Arts Library (4 West) Reference ML102 .P66 S63
Provides information on where and how to market your songs, focusing on music publishers, record companies and producers, managers and booking agents, but does include a section on awards and contests. Latest edition : 2017. Earlier editions available too.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


Grant Writing Beyond the Basics
As funding opportunities become more and more competitive, a strong well-written application can be the key to setting your organization apart. Hone your proposal writing and budgeting skills by watching this 56-minute video by Waddy Thompson, April 1, 2014 and provided by the Chamber Music America. Waddy Thompson is author of the Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing.
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Kickstart Your Crowdfunding Campaign
Artists of all kinds are taking advantage of Kickstarter-style platforms to raise seed money for new creative projects. Learn how to choose a platform, set a fundraising goal, build a supportive community of potential donors, and make a compelling case for your project. Eleanor Whitney, October 7, 2014 and provided by the Chamber Music America.
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Music, Money, and Uncle Sam
For independent artists, even basic tax preparation can prove a surpisingly daunting endeavor. Learn a straightforward, do-it-yourself approach -- covering the particulars of self-employment, itemized deductions, quarterly filing, and more -- from two experienced taxpayers and certified professionals. Larry Bomback and Anne Adamowsky, February 4, 2014 and provided by the Chamber Music America.
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Chamber Music America Annual Conference Key Note Presentation
Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, shares research on the evolving nature of arts participation in the United States, stressing the importance of communicating the relevancy -- cultural, social and economic -- of the arts to our communities.
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