New Music USA Announces New Grantmaking Strategy

New Music USA Announces New Grantmaking Strategy

New Grantmaking Strategy

Responding to changes in the ways artists create music and connect with audiences, New Music USA (publisher of NewMusicBox) has unveiled a preview of planned changes to its grantmaking strategy. The organization will reconfigure five of its current funding programs into a unified channel of flexible support for a wide range of new music projects. Awarded applications will then be promoted through dedicated, media-rich pages on, offering a new way for the public to connect with New Music USA-supported artists.

The program will offer an open call for applications from individual artists or organizations twice a year. Approximately 150 to 200 awards will be made annually, ranging in size from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $20,000. The total projected award amount for the program’s first year is $650,000.

Today’s full announcement is available here.

A help site is currently available to answer questions. Additional details will be announced in July.

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