2023 Artistic Projects FAQs

Who can apply to the Artistic Projects Program? 

Ensembles of 2-10 musicians that perform any style of small ensemble music encompassing contemporary and traditional jazz, classical, and world genres in the five boroughs of New York City. 

 

What does the program fund? 

Artistic Projects funds five sessions that may include performances, recordings, new compositions, and residencies with funding support ranging from $7,500 to $20,000. 

 

If we are not able present in a live venue because of the pandemic, may we perform virtually?  

Should it not be possible to perform for documented health and safety reasons, virtual performances are possible. 

 

Does an ensemble need to have its dates and venue(s) confirmed at time of application? 

An ensemble will be asked for proposed dates and a proposed venue in the application; however, if funded, date and venue booking confirmation will be required. 

 

When must Artistic Projects take place? 

Grant activities must take place between January 1 to December 31, 2023.   

 

Are grant funds taxable? 

Yes, the ensemble leader is responsible for filing the appropriate tax forms, collecting receipts and invoices, and completing and submitting the final report on grant expenses. 

 

Do the musicians on the submitted ensemble audio samples have to be the same as those in the application?  
Either the full ensemble or at least 50% of its musicians must be heard in the audio samples. Please note that a duo must submit works with both partners. 

 

What file formats are accepted for the audio uploads?  

Acceptable audio formats are mp3 and m4a.  

 

How do I apply for this program? 

Review the application guidelines. An application webinar will be provided. Additionally, a consultation may be scheduled, or questions may be sent to CMA staff listed below. 

CMA Contact 

Program: José Feliciano, Director of Grant Programs, jfeliciano@chamber-music.org 
Technical:  Submittable Help