The Amphion Foundation was established in 1987 to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, in particular by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence.
As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that are not performing ensembles (i.e., education/residency, festival, library/archive, presenter, radio/television, and music service organization) for general operating or special project support. Typically, the program awards grants of up to $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to larger organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or with a particularly significant project.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit non-performing organization or music service organization with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music at a high level of excellence. Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years. In general, the grant program does not support jazz music.
See the Amphion Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.