MUSICAL GRANT PROGRAM
FOR PERFORMERS, COMPOSERS, AND PRESENTERS
REVIEW PROCESS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
An independent panel of five experts from the San Francisco Bay Area,
representing the diversity of our music community, will review the applications.
Their identities will remain secret. The decisions of the panel are final. Below
are some of the criteria the panelists will use to judge your application.
History & Mission/Artistic Vision of the Applicant
Does the Performer or Composer applicant demonstrate a compelling history
of significant musical activity by listing performances, repertoire or compositions,
major collaborators, career highlights (awards, festival appearances, commissions
& premieres, etc), and other pertinent biographical information? Does the Presenter
applicant demonstrate a significant history of successful concert presentation,
citing past and/or upcoming programming and providing an organization
Is there a clear purpose or intention for the project, with a compelling
artistic vision that is supported by good planning?
Artistic Excellence and Potential
Is there a high level of musical ability and potential from a Performer or
Composer, and evidence of ability to present high quality concert experiences
if applying as a Presenter?
Does the applicant address the impact that the project will have on the
artists involved and, if applicable, the local community? Does the Presenter
applicant address how the project will advance the visibility of the ensemble
and/or series in the greater San Francisco Bay Area?
Is there a well-defined plan for publicity and/or promotion of the project?
Is the timeline for the project clearly defined and does it support the
successful execution of the project?
Is the project budget well thought-out and does it demonstrate that the
applicant has the potential resources and capacity to undertake and complete
Panelists will be aware of prior MGP awardees and their projects. If you
have received an award in the past, be sure to make a strong case for why you
need to undertake your new proposed project, and why it’s important to do so
for this grant cycle.
Feedback about your grant application will be available from
SFFCM's Executive Director in May of 2017. Please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to receive feedback.