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Sound Places is a pilot program that aims to integrate ensembles-in-residence into community life in Louisiana. The goal of the program is to combine music, placemaking, and civic engagement in an unprecedented way in order to enrich the residency experience, as well as to enhance the vibrancy of host neighborhoods and maximize their potential as community destinations.

This pilot program, developed by Chamber Music America (CMA), the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA), and Project for Public Spaces (PPS), with support in part from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will fund two chamber music ensembles to participate in residency activities. Each of the ensembles will be matched with a Cultural District, either in Rivertown Kenner, a suburb of New Orleans, or in Opelousas, located thirty miles north of Lafayette.

Selected ensembles and Cultural Districts will work together to develop customized, music-infused placemaking projects, unique to the locations and ensembles selected. Ensembles must be available January 30 – February 5 to participate in 2-3 days of workshops and project development meetings.


DEADLINE: December 4, 2016, Midnight, ET

  • Create a free Submittable account or log-in to your existing Submittable account.
  • You may type directly into the online form or draft your responses in an offline document and cut/paste your information into the online application.
  • To save the work you have done on your application, you must click the "Save Draft" button at the bottom of the form before exiting. You may return to your saved application to continue working on it by following the log-in instructions. Submittable maintains your draft for 21 days. CMA recommends that you also save your draft in an offline document as backup.
  • Prepare your attachments and name them using the full name of your ensemble.
  • Upload required files to online application.
  • When the application is complete, click “Submit.”
  • CMA will confirm receipt via email.
Program: Gina Izzo
Technical: Submittable Knowledgebase