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Artist Call – Chamber Music America Invites Concert Presenters to Apply for Presenting Jazz Program Support

With support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chamber Music America’s Presenting Jazz program provides support to concert presenters engaging jazz ensembles for public performances in concert settings.

Priority will be given to applicants presenting emerging or mid-career ensembles or concerts that represent new programming directions for the presenter. Additional incentives are available to presenters engaging one of the ensembles that have received grants from Chamber Music America’s New Works: Creation and Presentation or New Jazz Works programs.

To be eligible, a presenter must be based in the United States or its territories; be a 501(c)(3) organization or otherwise eligible for charitable contributions for federal income, estate, and gift-tax purposes; have presented, in the past two years, at least ten public music concerts by professional, touring music ensembles; be a CMA organization-level member; and have no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA.

The ensemble named in the application must be a professional composer-led or collective jazz ensemble; be based in the U.S. or its territories; consist of two to ten members, including guest musician(s); and include improvisation as an integral part of its composition and performance.

The following requirements have been changed for this year’s program: Ensembles are no longer required to have been together for a minimum of two years at the time of application. Recorded music on the CD-R work sample need not date from within the past five years; however, recordings made within the past five years are preferred.

Performances must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2013.

Core support of $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to cover expenses such as the ensemble’s concert fees, travel, hotel, per diem, cartage, and the presenter’s marketing and production costs for the proposed concert(s). An incentive of $1,000 in additional funding is available for a presenter engaging a CMA New Works/New Jazz Works grantee. An additional incentive of $1,000 is available if the CMA New Works/New Jazz Works grantee ensemble performs its CMA commission in its entirety. The presenter must match the amount requested from CMA with a minimum of 25 percent from earned or contributed income.
Visit the CMA Web site for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and the application.

Deadline: October 12, 2012

Link to Complete RFP

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