Funding & Support

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

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.

Grant Opportunities for Caribbean Artists


UNESCO and ACP-EU have announced a new grant program: Creative Caribbean – An Ecosystem of “Play” for Growth and Development.

Innovative Recovery Program for Seattle-Based Artists


As the creative sector continues to recover from early pandemic times, the city of Seattle is funding a program that helps artists get back to work.

Open Society Foundations–Africa Announces First Call for Proposals


The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, part of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) network, invites Africa-based organizations working in the areas of expression, equity, justice, and women’s rights to apply for their first call for grant proposals.

Lewis Prize for Music Opens Accelerator Award Applications


U.S.-based music organizations working in after-school or community settings, take note! The Lewis Prize for Music is now accepting applications for their 2023 Accelerator Awards.

New Fellowship Program Supports Cultural Workers in the Global South


In response to the limited support given to arts and cultural sectors in the Global South, Living Arts International has launched the South-South Arts Fellowships—a pilot program to deepen connections among cultural workers living and working in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.

Funding… for Carnival Music


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Lewis Prize for Music’s Accelerator Awards Application Opens March 25


The Lewis Prize for Music has announced that their 2023 Accelerator Awards application will open on Friday, March 25.

Grant Opportunity for Young Leaders


Riley’s Way Foundation is supporting the next generation of young leaders through their Call for Kindness grant. U.S.-based youth between ages 13–22 can apply for grants of up to $3,000 for projects that strengthen their community and inspire kindness.


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