Grants Available! Apply for a 2015 Paul R. Judy Center Grant!

Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research Grant Program

Apply for a 2015 Grant by September 1, 2015

This grant program is intended to provide funding for research, events, and new initiatives related to innovative ensembles. Applications for funding will be accepted on an annual basis; grants will range from $500-$2,000. The total amount awarded per year will range from $15,000 – $25,000. Grant proposals for $2,000 or less are most likely to be funded, but in special circumstances, higher grant proposals will be considered.

Click here for more information, and to apply!

Grants are available in three categories:

  • Research Support. Interested persons may submit a proposal to support a research project on the topic of innovation in small ensemble models. Funding may go toward travel, lodging, or other costs in order to complete the project. [But not food]
  • Event Support. Individuals, ad hoc groups, and pre-formed ensembles may apply for support for cutting-edge events structured around the idea of an innovative ensemble. A short post-project report is required.
  • New Initiative Support (for existing ensembles only). This funding category is intended to support new projects from existing ensembles that are not necessarily event-based; proposals for innovative concerts should be submitted under the Event Support category. Examples of new initiatives may include teaching residencies, outreach programs, and educational programs for the community. A short post-project report is required.

The Paul R. Judy Center’s research and programming emphasizes the 21st Century evolution of the innovative ensemble, influenced by both the symphony orchestra and the chamber music traditions, with a focus on creative, artist-centered ensembles that reflect new models of artistic innovation, organizational relationships, and operational sustainability.

More info on the grant process and applications are available online here.


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