Aaron Copland Fund for Music

Posted by on December 7, 2009

Aaron Copland Fund for Music Announces Updated Grant Guidelines for Recording Program
Deadline: January 15, 2010

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music seeks to encourage and improve public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music.

The fund’s Recording Program provides grants to document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers; develop audiences for contemporary American music through record distribution and other retail markets; and support the release and dissemination of recordings of previously unreleased contemporary American music and the reissuance of recordings that are no longer available. The program does not make grants for the purpose of commissions to composers.

Proposals may be submitted by nonprofit professional performance ensembles, presenting institutions, and nonprofit or commercial recording companies. Performance ensembles and presenting institutions must include a Letter of Intent from a recording company or other established physical copy and/or online distribution entity. Compositions for the proposed recording must be completed by the postmark deadline.

Reissue projects are eligible only if the reissuance involves a change of label or significant re-mastering.

Recordings that will be distributed primarily by downloads are eligible. Recordings that will be distributed primarily by streaming are generally not eligible, but exceptions will be made for streaming projects that involve high-caliber works that would otherwise be unavailable.

In general, grants will not exceed $20,000 each. Recordings must be released within two years of an award being paid.

Visit the Copland Fund Web site for complete program information.


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