Funding & Support

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

New Essay and Podcast Series from The Lewis Prize


The Lewis Prize for Music, which supports Creative Youth Development organizations through their annual Accelerator Awards program, has developed two new series that share insight and personal experience from leaders in the field.

Grant-Writing Tips for Musicians


Grant-writing skills are a necessity in our line of work, but the process does not come naturally to all of us.

Arts for Good Fellowship


If you are looking to connect with an international network of arts and cultural professionals, the Arts for Good (A4G) Fellowship wants to hear from you!

Beautiful Mind & KEF Partner to Support Music Programs in Korea


The philanthropic organization Beautiful Mind has teamed up with audio equipment brand KEF to support music education and orchestral activities for children with disabilities and adolescents from low-income families in Korea.

D’Addario Grants Available for Nonprofit Music Education Programs


The D’Addario Foundation provides support to nonprofit music education programs in the U.S. and internationally, focusing on trusted community organizations that are executing immersive, enduring music education and youth development programs.

Apply for the Making Tracks Fellowship


Young musicians looking for a way to deepen their social engagement can benefit from the Making Tracks Fellowship, an annual program for emerging music professionals to create new collaborative works, develop youth-focused strategies for community engagement, and receive mentoring from industry experts.

Forbes Under 30 Summit Comes to Africa


In April, the Forbes Under 30 Summit took place in Africa for the first time, bringing together young entrepreneurs and social changemakers across the world.

Funding for Instruments


Musicians and music organizations struggling with the cost of high-quality stringed instruments should check out two funding organizations working to make music-learning more accessible.

Kickstarter Addresses Social Inequities in Crowdfunding


The Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund will invest in projects by U.S.-based Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx artists on Kickstarter, the largest crowdfunding platform for cultural projects.

Dedicate a Song for a Good Cause


Through June 30, Ensemble Connect is curating personalized musical messages that you can send to a partner, friend, or family member through Carnegie Hall’s website, with all proceeds donated to Stand Up To Cancer.


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