The Amphion Foundation was established in 1987 to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly 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 performing ensembles for general operating support or for special projects. For the 2018 grant cycle, support will only be given to projects that begin between September 2018 and August 2019. (Under extraordinary circumstances, the foundation will consider projects that fall outside that period.)
In general, grants will range between $1,000 and $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to larger performing organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or with a particularly significant project.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit amateur choral ensemble or youth choir performing contemporary classical music at an exceptionally high artistic level.
See the Amphion Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.