The Bascom Little Fund is a charitable trust created to promote the work of composers in Northeast Ohio.
Grants will be awarded to support the promotion, through the media, of concerts, publications, and recordings of serious and semi-popular music, newly composed and performed in or near Cleveland, Ohio.
To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor. In addition, composers must demonstrate a commitment to contemporary music and reside in the Northeast Ohio region. Special consideration will be given to applicants with fiscal partners. The fund does not fund the commission of new works.
Individuals, student ensembles, festivals, and presenters without a core ensemble are not eligible for a grant. Requests from dance companies are eligible, but only for costs associated with live performances of music by contemporary Cleveland-area composers.
See the Bascom Little Fund for complete program guidelines, a list of past grant recipients, and application instructions.