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The New Music Creator Development Fund offers grants to individual music creators who need support to get to the next stage of their creative practice in the context of the challenging circumstances created by COVID-19.

The deadline will be December 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. Eastern.

[Past Program] This program is no longer active. Music Alive supported composer-in-residence positions in orchestras of all sizes.

No Longer Accepting Applications

The deadline has passed. Check out the residencies.

[Past Program] This program is no longer active. The Impact Fund supported and promoted small, artist-driven ensembles, presenters, and venues in New York City.

No Longer Accepting Applications

The deadline has passed. Explore the full cohort.

Upcoming Changes to our Grant Programs

In response to the ongoing challenges of COVID19 we are temporarily changing our annual grants program. This fall we will be offering targeted support directly to individual music creators and in early 2021 we will be focusing on supporting non-profit organizations which are essential to the new music ecosystem through their regular work in reaching audiences and supporting artist development. Please look out for more details of the Music Creator Fund in our newsletter, on our website, and across our social media towards the beginning of November.


New Music USA is pleased to announce the selection of 110 projects involving 392 creators and artists for the tenth round of New Music USA Project Grants. These projects demonstrate the imaginative, diverse, and high-quality work that New Music USA is dedicated to supporting. Learn more about each project here.

Explore Awardees

Curious about the projects we have supported in the past? Explore them all here!