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.
Mini-grants of $400 will be awarded for projects to be held in North America as part of Early Music Month in March of each year. 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 are 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 April 30. Submission of this form constitutes acknowledgement of these requirements.
Applications are available in November of each year.
2023 Mini-Grant applications are due Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Recipients will be notified and funds dispersed in mid-January.
Questions about the application process can be submitted through the EMA contact form.
Support Mini-Grants This Giving Tuesday!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 is #GivingTuesday! This year you can help EMA support outreach projects during Early Music Month in March 2023. By raising $3,200 or more, EMA will be able to offer at least eight $400 EMM Mini-Grants to individuals, ensembles, and organizations in the early music community.
Congratulations, 2022 Grantees
Early Music America is pleased to award the following ensembles and organizations Early Music Month Mini-Grants for projects to be held during March 2022. The judges where impressed by the scope of these proposals and their potential to expand the reach of early music.
We look forward to sharing more about these projects as they occur throughout Early Music Month.
Grantees / Project Location
- Camerata XXXI / Tijuana, Baja California
- Concordian Dawn / New York, NY & San Francisco, CA
- Eudaimonia, A Purposeful Period Band / Somerville & Maynard, MA
- Forgotten Clefs / Bloomington & South-Central, IN
- La Grande Bande / Davenport, IA
- L.A. Camerata / Los Angeles, CA
- The Mirandola Ensemble / Minneapolis, MN
- The New York Baroque Dance Company / Ithaca, NY
- Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble / Cambridge, MA
- Seattle Historical Arts for Kids / Virtual
- Tempesta di Mare / Philadelphia, PA
- Trobár / Cleveland, OH
- 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