EMA’s Outreach Grant is intended to support outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults by ensembles and individual artists. Grants will be awarded for projects taking place during the year July 1-June 30 following the application deadline. The typical grant award is $1000. Read about the 2012 winners here.
Early Music Outreach can be described as passionate promotion of early music awareness and appreciation. Its goal is to draw new audiences and participants to early music. More specifically, outreach includes but is not limited to the following: early music activities that focus on children, whether in or out of school; early music activities for nonprofessionals or professionals in another field such as performers on modern instruments, artists, etc; early music activities in public and private schools; lifelong learning courses on early music; web, TV, radio, DVD, or other creative activities that advance public awareness and enjoyment of early music; early music ensembles or organizations that reach unusual audiences and populations (e.g. prisons, museums).
Who may apply
Current EMA members (individuals or organizations will be eligible to apply). Each member may submit no more than one proposal per year. EMA Outreach Grant recipients will not be eligible to apply again until the third year following their grant award.
EMA Board members, staff members, and their immediate families are not eligible to apply, either as individuals or on behalf of their ensembles/organizations.
All application materials must be received by April 1. Applications are reviewed by an anonymous panel of judges. Award announcements will be made by May 31. Applications are accepted electronically via firstname.lastname@example.org. We can accept MS Word documents, PDFs, MP3s, links to YouTube and Picasa websites, etc.
Primary application materials:
- Description of project for which grant will be used.
- Estimated impact of project (i.e., number of students served, hours of contact time, etc.)
- Specific dates or time range for grant use.
- Description of previous educational/outreach activities
- Biographical information on key individuals; organizational history if relevant
- Project budget, showing projected revenues and expenses. Include in-kind revenues/expenses
- Letters of recommendation
- Brochures, programs, handouts, curriculum materials, etc. for proposed project or past activities
- Visual documentation of previous activities (videotape, DVD, or series of photographs)