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Outreach Grant

Outreach Grant

Outreach Grant

Early Music America offers grants annually to support outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults by ensembles and individual artists.


Eligible Applicants
  1. Eligible applicants must be a current member of EMA (any membership level is acceptable).
  2. Each member may submit no more than one proposal per year. EMA Outreach Grant recipients will not be eligible to apply again until the third year following their grant award.
  3. EMA Board members and staff are not eligible to apply.
  4. Grants will be awarded for projects taking place during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) following the application deadline.

Applications are reviewed by an anonymous panel of judges and award announcements will be made by mid-May.


$2,000 will be awarded for Medieval and Renaissance outreach projects and $2,000 will be awarded for Baroque outreach projects. Outreach grant amounts range from $500-$1,000.

Required Materials
  1. Contact information
  2. Description of project for which grant will be used. Word Limit: 300 Max
  3. Estimated impact of project (i.e., number of students served, hours of contact time, etc.) Word Limit: 300 Max
  4. Specific dates or time range for grant use.
  5. Description of previous educational/outreach activities. Word Limit: 300 Max
  6. Project budget, showing projected revenues and expenses. Include in-kind revenues/expenses
  7. Biographical information on key individuals; organizational history (if relevant). Word Limit: 300 Max per bio
Support Materials (while not required, any of the following may be included to support your application)
  1. Visual documentation of previous activities (videotape, DVD, or series of photographs)
  2. Brochures, programs, handouts, curriculum materials, etc. for proposed project or past activities
  3. Letters of recommendation
Additional Comments

Early Music Outreach is passionate promotion of early music awareness and appreciation. Its goal is to draw new audiences and participants to early music. More specifically, outreach includes but is not limited to the following: early music activities that focus on children, whether in or out or school; early music activities in public and private schools; lifelong learning courses on early music; web, TV, radio, DVD or other creative activities that advance public awareness and enjoyment of early music; early music ensembles or organizations that reach unusual audiences and populations (e.g. prisons, museums).

Application and Deadline

The application is now closed. Thank you for applying! Please check back in January 2017 for updates.




To fund a program for elementary school children in two schools in St. Paul MN entitled the “ Art of Imitation”. It describes how Imitation is used in a variety of ways in Baroque music.

Early Music in Motion

To fund a two-semester project of teaching viola da gamba of all sizes to elementary and middle school students Project School in Bloomington, IN.

Julie Elhard

To fund a series of concerts with a Renaissance Youth Band featuring kids aged 8-14
playing the viola da gamba and recorder.

Les Canards Chantants

To fund a day-long workshop in solo-voice ensemble singing and large-scale renaissance vocal repertoire to student singers.

Pegasus Rising

To fund a three-concert series showcasing emerging post-graduate artists involved in early music and at the beginning stages of their careers.

Past Recipients & Application Process



Filigree Baroque

Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra (formerly Billtown Baroque)

Salish Sea Players

Three Notch'd Road

World of Harpsichord


The Connecticut Early Music Society

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble


Ars Lyrica Houston

Echoing Air

Jessica Powell and the Capitol Consort of Viols

MYSO (Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra) Baroque Players

The Rose Ensemble


Catacoustic Consort

Jessica Powell and the Capitol Consort of Viols

Lisa Terry

Seattle Historical Arts for Kids

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