Musical Grant Program
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Early Music, Chamber Music, New Music, Jazz, and Creative Music


Application deadline: Friday February 13, 2015 (postmark)


Application Mailing Address: Musical Grant Program - San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music - 135 Main St, Suite 1140, San Francisco - CA - 94105


Maximum award: up to $3,000, and up to $4,000 for projects involving commissioning.

Notification: Awards will be announced to applicants in mid-April 2015.

Grant Period: The earliest eligible project start date is July 1, 2015. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2017 (a two-year grant period).

The Musical Grant Program provides grants to San Francisco Bay Area performers, composers and presenters. The program acts as a catalyst for creative musical projects, raises the profile of local artists and creates opportunities for audiences to experience the rich diversity of music in the Bay Area.

The Program accepts applications for projects of the highest artistic quality that include the participation of one or more small ensembles. MGP gives small but significant awards of financial assistance to projects that support the goals and needs of both performers and audiences within Early Music, Classical, New Music, Jazz and Creative Music genres.



The SFFCM Musical Grant Program is made possible through support from the San Francisco Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund, the Clarence E. Heller Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the San Francisco Foundation.  In the past 6 cycles, SFFCM has awarded more than $427,000 to help support 159 projects in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. (See past awards.)



For a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please consult the MGP FAQ page on our website.

If you have any unanswered questions or concerns after checking our Guidelines and FAQs, please contact Executive Director Dominique Pelletey.


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