2023 PRESENTER CONSORTIUM FOR JAZZ GUIDELINES

Deadline

Thursday, November 3,   2022 11:59 PM ET

Notification

December 2022

Grant Period

January 1, 2023-June   30, 2024

A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project,
Presenter Consortium for Jazz is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The 2023 Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortiums of three U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each). The ensembles are open to present in-person concerts or streamed performances for each presenter’s audience. Incentive funding is available to each consortium presenter projects that include one or more of CMA’s New Jazz Works past grantee ensembles to perform their entire CMA commission.

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. Therefore, CMA’s goal in this program is, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of the race and gender, as well as jazz style of the ensembles that the consortium partners have chosen to present. Read CMA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.


To submit an application:

· Go to https://cma.submittable.com and click on “2023 Presenter Consortium for Jazz;”

· Complete all required fields, the Funding Request, and Audio Samples;

· Prepare your audio samples, marketing samples, and MOU attachments;

· Save your audio files as: Ensemble Name-Audio 1, etc.; acceptable file types: mp3, m4a.

· Upload proof of not-for-profit status for each Presenter;

· Upload audio files, marketing samples, and MOUs to the application;

· When complete, sign and date the application;

· Click “Submit” to send Application to CMA; you will receive a confirmation email.


BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION

Program Support: José Feliciano, Director of Grant Programs, jfeliciano@chamber-music.org
Technical: Submittable Help

Chamber Music America will present 20-minute showcases by CMA member ensembles* during its 2023 National Conference. The showcases are an opportunity for ensembles to market themselves and their work to an audience of presenters, artist managers, educators, and other colleagues.

As of August 2022, the conference is scheduled to take place in person in New York City, January 5-8, 2023.

GUIDELINES
DEADLINE: Thursday, October 13, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
TO APPLY:

  1. Create a free Submittable account or log in to your existing Submittable account.
  2. You may type directly into the application copy your responses from a separate document and paste them into the application. (CMA recommends saving a draft of our responses in a separate document for reference.)
  3. Complete the required fields and upload the required files and audio samples into the application.
  4. To save your work in the 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. Your draft will be saved in your Submittable account until you click "Submit" or until the application deadline passes.)
  5. When the application is complete, click “Submit.”
  6. You will receive a confirmation email from Submittable once your application has been submitted successfully. Please check your spam folder.

SUPPORT:


Chamber Music America’s Artistic Projects offers grant opportunities for small ensembles and presenters, with operating budgets under $250,000, to bring their creative ideas to completion and present them to audiences in the five boroughs of New York City. CMA defines chamber music as music for small ensembles between two and ten musicians, with one musician per part, generally without a conductor. This encompasses contemporary and traditional jazz, classical, and world genres.

CMA will fund ensemble projects that may include performances, recordings, new compositions, and residencies. If the proposed project is a collaboration involving other artistic disciplines or genres, it must be work that centers the ensemble.

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. Through the panel review process, CMA hopes to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of race, gender and musical style. Read CMA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

All activities must take place within the boroughs of New York City between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023. Applicants and, if applicable, their primary collaborators (presenters, ensembles, composers) may be part of only one Artistic Projects application per grant period.

This program is supported by The Howard Gilman Foundation.

DEADLINE: Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET (Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be accepted)

TO APPLY:

  • Create a free Submittable account or log-in to your existing Submittable account.
  • Complete this online form directly or draft your responses in an offline document as backup, then copy/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. CMA recommends that you also save your draft in an offline document as backup.
  • Upload required files to online application.
  • When the application is complete, click “Submit.”
  • CMA will confirm receipt of your application via email.

SUPPORT: 

Program: José Feliciano, CMA Director of Grant Programs  

Technical: Submittable Help

Ends on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET

Chamber Music America’s Ensemble Forward program is an initiative for emerging ensembles that perform Western European classical and contemporary chamber music and are based in the five boroughs of New York City. The goals of this program are to support ensembles at a crucial time in their career development and to help them navigate an increasingly demanding cultural landscape.

CMA will provide grant funds for ensembles to work with an established chamber music coach to help them develop their distinctive ensemble sound; make career information resources available; and create networking opportunities for ensemble musicians to meet each other, as well as composers and presenters, further enlarging their professional circles. Now in its fourth year, two new program features are career training and advancement through CMA’s Learning Residentials and financial support for making a demo recording.

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. CMA’s goal in this program is, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of race and gender. Read CMA's Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

This program is supported by the New York Community Trust.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The Ensemble Coach must be confirmed at the time of application and a Memorandum of Agreement must be signed between the Ensemble and the proposed Coach.
  • The primary contact for the Ensemble serves as the main contact for the application.
  • All applications must be submitted using this online application.

See guidelines for full eligibility requirements.

GUIDELINES and FAQs

DEADLINE: Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET (Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be accepted)

TO APPLY:

  • Create a free Submittable account or log-in to your existing Submittable account.
  • Complete this online form directly or draft your responses in an offline document as backup, then copy/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. CMA recommends that you also save your draft in an offline document as backup.
  • Upload required files to online application.
  • When the application is complete, click “Submit.”
  • CMA will confirm receipt of your application via email.

SUPPORT:
Program: José Feliciano, CMA Director of Grant Programs
Technical: Submittable Help

Chamber Music America