Funding & Support

The Ensemble seeks to connect and inform all people who are committed to ensemble music education for youth empowerment and social change.

Music Mobility Funding Guide for Europe


You may be familiar with On The Move—it’s one of the top hubs for artists seeking international mobility funding. Their latest publication, produced with Music Export Poland, is strictly aimed at music professionals traveling to and from Europe for arts and cultural projects.

JM International Invites Creative Pitches for enCORE Accelerando


Today’s music students are changing the face of classical music. JM International’s enCORE Accelerando program is looking to precipitate that change, providing a platform for youth from around the world to reinvent ways of practicing and presenting classical music during a five-day event in Budapest, Hungary on June 3–7, 2023.

NAAS Audition Intensives Are Back


Auditions play a role in the mental fatigue and anxiety our students feel, especially these days. With that in mind, Sphinx is offering a great opportunity for young Black and Latinx orchestral musicians to connect with peers and prepare themselves for a career in music through their National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS) Audition Intensives.

National Thinking, Local Impact


Though still in its pilot year, the Center has been five years in the making, thanks to a strategic plan relying on input from a Steering Committee composed of representatives of over 20 Indianapolis organizations. During my individual meetings with each committee member, one concern kept coming up: a fear that the Center would be going after the same local funding sources they rely on for operations and programming. It became clear to me that arts organizations in Indianapolis were jockeying to drink from the same pool.

PlayUSA Opens 2023-2024 Grant Cycle


PlayUSA, an annual grants program administered by Carnegie Hall, has just launched their latest application cycle for 2023-2024.

Power of Music Fund Supports Dementia Choirs across the U.K.


Music-making has palliative capabilities, no matter what stage of life we’re in. Recognizing that truth, the Power of Music Fund will offer £100,000 in grants to 100 community choirs and singing groups across the United Kingdom in an effort to bring the music’s transformational power to people with dementia and their caregivers.

Grants for Afterschool Programs


What young people do with their free time matters, and afterschool music programs play a big role in supporting their wellbeing and success. Happily, a new grant program aims to keep these programs thriving.

NEA Grants for Arts Projects Launches New Cycle


The National Endowment for the Arts, the biggest funder of arts programs in the U.S., has launched a new cycle of its Grants for Arts Projects.

New Film from the Lewis Prize for Music


Want to see Creative Youth Development (CYD) in action? The Lewis Prize for Music, which supports youth-focused music organizations annually through their grants program, recently produced a short film to help increase public awareness and understanding of the CYD field.

Mockingbird Foundation Offers Funding to U.S. Music Education Programs


The Mockingbird Foundation is currently inviting inquiries for funding from schools and organizations that provide music education programs to U.S. students.


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