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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.



Ars Musica Chicago

To fund a Baroque music concert and workshop at Stephen T. Mather High School, a 4-year public high school located in Chicago.

Bach Around the Clock

To fund an all-day festival celebrating the music and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Early Music Associates

To fund a joint venture with Wylie House Museum and Binford Elementary School to give fourth-graders an intimate experience of early music instruments and repertoire in a setting that brings Indiana history alive for them.

Seattle Historical Arts for Kids

To fund an original period-music pageant on the life and times of the seventeenth-century Queen
Christina of Sweden, performed by students aged 6-18 with the accompaniment of professional early instrumentalists.

Singen und Sagen

To fund "Praetorius’s Polyhymnia Caduceatrix et Panegyrica: A Concert for Hope in a Time of War."

Past Recipients & Application Process



Blue Hill Bach
Carol Lewis
Catacoustic Consort
Special Music School


Early Music in Motion
Julie Elhard
Les Canards Chantants
Pegasus Rising


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


Eligible Applicants
  1. Eligible applicants must be a current member of EMA BEFORE applying. Individual applicants must possess either an individual, senior, student, household or international membership level. Institutional applicants must possess an organization membership level on behalf of the institution they are applying for.
  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 the end of May 2018.


Outreach grant amounts range from $500-$1,000 with the maximum amount awarded to one entity being $1,000.

Required Materials
  1. Contact information.
  2. Description of project for which grant will be used. Word Limit: 300 Min 500 Max
  3. Estimated impact of project (i.e., number of students served, hours of contact time, etc.) Word Limit: 300 Min 500 Max
  4. Specific dates or time range for grant use.
  5. Description of previous educational/outreach activities. Word Limit: 300 Min 500 Max
  6. Project budget, showing projected revenues and expenses. Please also include in-kind revenues and expenses as well as income you hope to receive from the EMA Outreach Grant.
  7. Biographical information on key individuals; organizational history (if relevant). Word Limit: 300 Min 500 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 & Deadline

The application is now closed. Thank you for applying. Please check back for updates, which will be posted by the end of February 2018.

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