Apply for Carnegie Hall’s PlayUSA Program

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Apply for Carnegie Hall’s PlayUSA Program


Applications are now open for Carnegie Hall’s PlayUSA program, which supports community partner organizations across the U.S. that offer equitable instrumental music education programs to K–12 students, including those whose opportunities to engage in instrumental music instruction are limited by socioeconomic, geographic, or other factors. In addition to funding, granted organizations receive training and professional development for teachers and arts administrators, and also guidance from Carnegie Hall staff to help address challenges and develop best practices. Organizations may apply for a one-year grant. After the conclusion of the first year of funding, they may apply every two years for grant renewal. Grants are between $20,000–$35,000 per year. The 2022–2023 grant cycle has opened—learn more at


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