New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development

       
Application Deadline: 03/06/15

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


Manage Your Grant
Grant Application Workshop Schedule
Application Workshop Presentation [PowerPoint | PDF]
Grant Recipients

       
             

Presenter Consortium for Jazz

       
Application Deadline : 02/13/15

New this year, Presenter Consortium for Jazz was created in direct response to presenters’ recommendations gathered during CMA’s National Conversations (2011-12).  It replaces Presenting Jazz, which awarded grants from 2009 to 2013.

 

Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortiums of three U. S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each) to perform at each presenter’s venue.  Incentives are offered to encourage presentations of CMA’s New Jazz Works commissions.

 

Please Note: Each presenter in the consortium must complete a Presenter Application.  The Lead Presenter must also complete the Consortium Summary.

 

Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation


Application Workshop Presentation [PowerPoint | PDF]

       
             

Residency Partnership Program

       
Application Deadline: 10/31/14

The Residency Partnership Program supports ensembles and presenters in building audiences for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music through residency projects.  Funding is intended for activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. Activities may include, but are not limited to, interactive or audience engagement programs in classrooms (preschool through high school), libraries, hospitals, senior centers, or other community venues. The program does not support music activities intended for college- or conservatory-level music students.  Projects must take place in the U.S. or its territories.

 

The length of the residencies ranges from a minimum of three days to one year. Grants support up to 75 percent of expenses directly connected to the project. The balance must be drawn from other sources, such as cash from other grants, earned income, or an allocation from the organization's general operating funds.

 

Residency Types

 

Short-term projects
3-9 activities taking place over at least three consecutive or separate days within a month.

$2,500 to $6,000

Extended projects
10 or more activities taking place over more than one month and up to one year.

$5,000 to $12,000


 

Supported by the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund

 

For More Information
Planning a Residency
Program Evaluation -- and Why It Shouldn't Scare You
 

 


Manage your Grant
Grant Application Workshop Schedule
Application Workshop Presentation [PowerPoint | PDF]

Grant Recipients

       
             

More Information

       

Staff Contacts:

Jeanette Vuocolo, program director, CMA Jazz