Musical Grant Program
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The Musical Grant 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.


Applications for 2015 were due on Friday February 13. The next cycle will begin in October 2015, with an application deadline on February 12, 2016. The Musical Grant Program website pages are reflective of the 2015 cycle guidelines. Join our mailing list to receive notification when the 2016 guidelines are posted.


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 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.)


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