The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is celebrating 30 years of grantmaking with a special, community-driven program. The purpose of this program is to support organizations with a strong commitment to contemporary American music that have not been supported by the Fund before.

Only applicants who have received an invitation from the Copland Fund may submit an application to this program. No other applications will be considered.

The program’s objective is to support performing and presenting organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American concert music and jazz.

The program’s objectives are to increase the public's knowledge of and appreciation for contemporary American concert music and contemporary jazz through the documentation and distribution of commercial recordings. Pre-approval is required to submit a proposal; first see the Preliminary Round.

The 2024 Recording Program is now open for applications.
Application Deadline: March 28th, 2024 - 11:59PM

Pre-application to the Recording Program is required. Submissions will be reviewed and a select number of applications will be invited to submit a full proposal to the Recording Program.

The program’s objective is to support non-profit organizations that have a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music but whose needs are not addressed by the Fund’s programs of support for performing organizations and recording projects. Organizations whose principal function is to support a specific performing ensemble should apply to the Performance Program.

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