Before you can apply for a grant from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, you must first register for an account on our site and be approved.

Due to the specificity of our program eligibility and exceptionally high volume of applications in each cycle, we’d like to ensure that your organization meets guideline eligibility, and your application is eligible before we approve your account. Please refer to our grant program guidelines and FAQs before completing this account request.

  • Does your organization have a two-year performance record and/or history as an organization?
    • If no: You are not eligible.
  • Does your organization specialize in contemporary American concert or jazz music, OR does the repertoire on your project feature contemporary American concert or jazz music?
    • If no to both: You are not eligible.

If you were able to answer "Yes" to both of the above questions, please proceed to register for an account. Registering for an account is a two-step process.

Step 1: Register for an account

Visit the registration page and enter your organization name and e-mail address.

Create new account

Click Create New Account.

You will receive a welcome message at the e-mail address you provided. The e-mail will contain a one-time login link:

e-mail welcome

Click on the link in the e-mail to login to your account, and then click the Log in button that appears:

log in

Step 2: Complete your profile and request approval

Complete all required fields in your organizational profile. Required fields are marked with a red star.

If you are not ready to request approval you may click "Save" to save your incomplete profile.

Once you are ready to request approval, click Request Approval at the bottom of the form.

request approval

You will receive a confirmation e-mail that your request for approval has been submitted.

submitted for approval

Once your account has been reviewed by our staff, it will either be approved or you may be contacted with some follow-up questions to ensure that your organization is a good fit with the Fund's programs.

If your account is approved, you will receive another e-mail indicating that your account is approved and that you may begin applying to grant programs.