New Music USA Awards $310,820 to 60 Projects

New Music USA Awards $310,820 to 60 Projects

New Music USA has announced its sixth round of project grants awards, totaling $310,820 in funding to support artistic work involving a wide range of new American music. The 60 awarded projects include concerts and recordings as well as dance, theater, opera, and more, all involving contemporary music as an essential element. Explore and follow the newly awarded projects to receive email updates as they unfold.

To date, an additional $27,205 over their program’s original budget was made available through the actions of New Music Connect: The Network for Friends of New Music. This additional investment adds support to projects qualified for funding as part of our grant program’s panel process. New Music Connect is designed to connect and engage individuals from across the United States to advocate for and empower the new music field.

In response to feedback from artists who were surveyed following the two inaugural rounds of the program, the sixth round continued to include a special focus on requests of $3,000 and below. Approximately 43% of grants awarded were in this category. The next round of project grants will open for requests in December 2016. New Music USA’s project grants program, launched in October 2013, has now distributed $1,793,161 in support of 343 projects.

The complete list of awardees as well as additional information about New Music USA’s project grants is available on New Music USA’s website.

(-from the press release)


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