The Aaron Copland Fund for Music has opened its 2018 Performance Program grant cycle. The Performance Program supports performing and presenting organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music. The Copland Fund supports contemporary classical music and jazz. The application deadline is June 30, 2018. All applications must be submitted through Funds are available for general operating support for professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment. The program also provides project support for important activities relating to contemporary American music proposed by professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations that do not normally feature contemporary American music in their programming. Support will be given for activity that occurs between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Multi-year projects will be considered if they begin in the current season. In general, grants range from $1,000 to $20,000. Visit for answers to frequently asked questions.
Posted May 25, 2018