The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipients of the Performance Program grants for the 2021 round. 153 awards totaling $727,000 were made in the areas of both general operating and project support.
The Fund received applications from more than 250 organizations requesting in excess of $2.8 million. From these, an independent panel reviewed the applications, discussed their relative merits, and made grantee determinations.
In keeping with his lifelong devotion to the music of America, Aaron Copland created the Fund and bequeathed to it a large part of his estate. The Fund’s purpose is to encourage and improve public knowledge of contemporary American music. In addition to the Performance Program, the Fund has established a Recording Program and a Supplemental Program for service organizations and other non-profit institutions.
The next deadline for applications to the Performance Program is June 30, 2022. The grant cycle will open by May 15, 2022.