Artistic Projects

Chamber Music America’s Artistic Projects offers grant opportunities for small ensembles and presenters, with operating budgets under $250,000, to bring their creative ideas to completion and present them to audiences in the five boroughs of New York City. CMA defines chamber music as music for small ensembles between two and ten musicians, with one musician per part, generally without a conductor. This encompasses contemporary and traditional jazz, classical, and world genres. 


CMA will fund ensemble projects that may include performances, recordings, new compositions, and residencies. If the proposed project is a collaboration involving other artistic disciplines or genres, it must be work that centers the ensemble. 


The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. Through the panel review process, CMA hopes to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of race, gender and musical style. Read CMA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

All activities must take place within the boroughs of New York City between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023. Applicants and, if applicable, their primary collaborators (presenters, ensembles, composers) may be part of only one Artistic Projects application per grant period.

This program is supported by The Howard Gilman Foundation.


Images: Inaugural Ensemble Forward Grantees (2022)


Application Deadline: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 11:59 PM ET


Application Documents:​​

For more information contact:

José Feliciano, Director of Grant Programs,