Chamber Music America is accepting proposals for New Jazz Works.

Description: Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and if desired, record new works. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader, a member of the ensemble, or by a guest composer. Only ensembles are eligible to apply to this program.

New Jazz Works supports the creation and two performances of a new work; offers funding for additional performances and recording of the new composition; administrative support to assist with activities such as booking or promoting the performances, recording the new work, or other administrative functions identified by the grantee; and attendance at a CMA National Conference. The composition and two performances must take place during the first 18 months of the grant; recipients have up to three years to complete all other grant activities.

Core support funds the creation of a new work, the work’s world premiere, and one additional performance. The two performances must take place in different venues in the United States or its territories. The program does not fund previously written works, works-in-progress, arrangements, chamber opera, and/or incidental music. If the new work will be written as part of a multi-disciplinary project, it must also be a standalone work for concert performance. New Jazz Works funds musical artists only, non-musical artists are not supported by this program.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: March 6, 2015, 5pm