February 20, 2009


Meet The Composer Invites Grant Applications for Commissioning Music/USA
Deadline: March 13, 2009

Meet The Composer ( http://www.meetthecomposer.org/ ) offers support through its Commissioning Music/USA program to ensure that composers and their commissioners have the knowledge and resources to successfully complete their shared goals. This support takes the form of subsidized commissioning fees as well as technical assistance in managing the entire life-cycle of a commissioning project.

The 2009 round of Commissioning Music/USA will consider applications for concert works (i.e., stand-alone musical works created by single or collaborating composers and performable in a concert setting) in the following genres: chamber, jazz, orchestral, chorus, and solo works. Proposed works can be in any style and may be notated, improvised, electronic, or any combination.

Applications may be submitted by a single commissioner or consor- tium of commissioning organizations. If selected to participate in the program, Commissioning Music/USA offers between $10,000 and $20,000 in support of the composer's commissioning fee and copying expenses.

Visit the Meet The Composer Web site for complete program guide- lines. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15016980/meetthecomposer

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml


First Peoples Fund Seeks Nominations of American Indian Artists for Community Spirit Awards
Deadline: June 15, 2009

The First Peoples Fund ( http://www.firstpeoplesfund.org/ ), a national nonprofit organization, is accepting nominations for the Community Spirit Award, which recognizes American Indian artists who have made substantial contributions to their communities. The program will honor four individuals with fellowships of $5,000 each.

Recipients of this award must demonstrate acts of community spirit through art. First Peoples Fund seeks artists who are deeply rooted in and maintain direct ties to their tribal com- munity, demonstrate a commitment to building the strength of native communities by sharing their skills and talents with others in their respective communities, and maintain an artistic practice that passes on traditional practices and life ways.

Nominated artists must be active and of demonstrated maturity in their field (i.e., practicing their art for a minimum of ten years) and be documented affiliates of a United States tribe. In addition to visual arts, the fund has expanded its recognition of practicing artists to include contemporary and traditional forms of performing and literary arts.

Program information and nomination forms are available at the First Peoples Fund Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15016981/firstpeoples

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

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