EMA values the outreach projects of individuals and organizations throughout Early Music Month each March. The Early Music Month Mini-Grant initiative was established in 2019 to support these efforts through supplemental funding awarded to creative projects.
Thank You For Giving!
Thanks to the generosity of the early music community, we nearly doubled our #GivingTuesday goal and raised $4,700 for Early Music Month Mini-Grants!
Mini-grants of $400 will be awarded for projects to be held in North America as part of Early Music Month in March 2022. Successful projects will seek to expand the reach of early music in your community. EMA welcomes and encourages creative proposals for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. The application is open to EMA members and non-members.
EMM Mini-Grant Recipients will be expected to submit high-resolution photos and/or video of their project activities and a brief written reflection on the impact of the project no later than Friday, April 29, 2022. Submission of this form constitutes acknowledgement of these requirements.
The application period is now closed. Applications were due no later than 11:59 PM U.S. Pacific Time on Friday, January 14, 2022.
Recipients will be announced on Friday, January 28, 2022.
Funds will be disbursed to recipients in February 2022.
Questions about the application process can be submitted through the EMA contact form.
- Alkemie Early Music Ensemble – “Alkemie & Friends” – a series of informal, musically experimental, and multi-sensory concerts in non-traditional venues.
- Baroque Viola Society of Cambridge – a performance to promote cultural diversity, the art of Early Music, and to initiate a partnership with the Center for Arabic Culture
- Early Music City – present an interactive program for young students at Salama Urban Ministry
- JANUS Ensemble – inaugural performance at Enroot Education Organization for Immigrant Students
- La Donna Musicale – to help fund performances, lectures, and outreach efforts of the music of the Early Music woman composer, Maria Teresa Agnesi (1720-1795)
- Los Angeles Baroque – a community orchestra exchange program with Kensington Baroque Orchestra (San Diego)
- Savannah Baroque – to participate in the Rice Creek School’s “Exceptionally Musical” evening.
- Sunderland Elementary School Advanced Recorder Club – “Recorder Club Mini-tour 2020”
- Los Goytx, Simi Valley, CA – to present an educational program of early wind instruments at Simi Valley Middle School .
- The Harper and The Minstrel, Miami, FL – to present early music education program with the Miami Music Project
- Sarah Huebsch Schilling, Richmond, VA – to present “Reeds of the Past” bringing 200 years of woodwind history to Richmond high school band programs.
- Great Basin Baroque, Salt Lake City, UT – to collaborate with the Salt Lake City Public Library to bring historically-informed performance to the community for free.
- Sprezzatura, El Paso, TX – to establish a series of early music events at local public libraries.
- Kansas City Baroque Consortium, Kansas City, MO – to present “Swirls, Twirls, Stomps and Curls. The ins and outs of Baroque style.” a performance and interactive workshop with students participating in the Harmony Project KC.
- Burning River Baroque, Cleveland Heights, OH – to present “The Other Side of the Story: Untold Perspectives on Familiar Tales” in a series of eight concerts during March at a variety of music venues from house concerts to an inner-city warehouse.
- Dr. Ka-Wai Yu, St. George, UT – to help fund a performance, masterclass, and outreach projects at Dixie State University