Responding to changes in the ways artists create music and connect with audiences, New Music USA (publisher of NewMusicBox) has unveiled a preview of planned changes to its grantmaking strategy. The organization will reconfigure five of its current funding programs into a unified channel of flexible support for a wide range of new music projects. Awarded applications will then be promoted through dedicated, media-rich pages on newmusicusa.org, offering a new way for the public to connect with New Music USA-supported artists.
The program will offer an open call for applications from individual artists or organizations twice a year. Approximately 150 to 200 awards will be made annually, ranging in size from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $20,000. The total projected award amount for the program’s first year is $650,000.
Today’s full announcement is available here.
A help site is currently available to answer questions. Additional details will be announced in July.