Funding & Support

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

Rema Invests in Tuition-Free Music School in Africa


Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor, better known as Rema, has made a significant investment to build the largest music school on the African continent.


D’Addario Foundation Grants


Nonprofit music education programs offering free or affordable instrument instruction can apply for funding from the D’Addario Foundation, with grants averaging $2,500.

ELM Wins Award to Expand Latin Repertoire


We don’t often report on grant recipients, but a big award to California’s Enriching Lives through Music (ELM) has some newsworthy features.

S+T+ARTS Prize Africa


The potential of the arts and technology to address global issues has gotten the attention of funders around the world. In that spirit, the STARTS Prize is expanding this year to highlight African projects that bring together science, technology, and artistic practice to address social, ecological, and economic challenges.

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.


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