Short-term projects –3-9 activities; at least three consecutive or separate days within one month. –$2,500 to $6,000 Extended projects –10 or more activities; more than one month and up to one year. –$5,000 to $12,000
All Applicants Based in the U.S. or its territories CMA Organization-level member No unfinished CMA-sponsored residency projects No overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA Presenters Have 501(c)(3) status Have presented 10 public concerts or residencies in the past 5 years
Ensembles Professional group of 2-10 musicians. One musician per part Primary member is a U.S. citizen or has permanent resident status, OR the group has 501(c)(3) status Jazz ensembles: may be composer-led or a collective—improvisation is an integral part of its work Classical/contemporary ensembles: May perform with “fixed” instrumentation/personnel subset of a collective or flexible roster if duo, must perform as equal partners
Organizing Partner: –Presenter or ensemble –Receives grant funds –Responsible for organizing residency and all activities Ensemble Partner: –Performs residency –May also be the organizing partner Community Partner: –Local organization providing access to community
Types of Community Partners Schools Libraries Community centers Parks Music Schools Civic Organizations Hospitals Senior Centers Museums
Applica tion consists of: Written Narrative Budget CD Work Sample Supplemental Materials
The Written Narrative must provide specific details: Who is your target audience? Why are you working with these particular community partners? What activities have you planned? When will you do them? Where will you perform them? What are the goals for the residency? Why do you want to work in this community?
What are the responsibilities of each partner? How will you build your attract audiences to your residency activities? What outcomes do you intend to achieve? How will you know if your residency has been successful? What methods will you use to measure the residency’s effectiveness? How will you involve your community partner(s) in evaluating the residency?
Program funds up to 75 percent of the following expenses only: Ensembles Partner’s residency fee Related travel, hotel, and per diem Residency-related promotion and production costs Balance the budget with: Earned and/or contributed income In-kind not eligible
CD Work Sample: Must be in CD-R format ONLY 15-minute playing time max. Include one track that is similar to music planned for the residency May contain music from a concert, studio/home recording, and/or commercial releases Jazz: include cue timings for scored and improvised music.
Supplemental materials: Letter of Intent – See example Guidelines page – Make sure artist fee is same in letter and budget Financial statements – Audited financial statement (for 501(c)(3)s) – Previous year’s operating budget (for others) Publicity and press materials Proof of U.S. residency or non-profit status
How Will My Application Be Evaluated? Panelists specializing in residency and educational activities evaluate proposals based on: –Written Application The application is read and scored by the panelists prior to listening to the work sample –Artistry of the CD Work Sample The panel will listen to the ensemble’s CD-R if the application advances past preliminary review
Panelists Look For: Specificity in the written application Types and Number of activities Reasons for choosing the community partner(s) Communities to be served How each partner will participate Relationship of project to the organization’s mission and purpose
Residency Training and Experience –If you have not had previous experience, why are you interested in doing residency work now? Accuracy and viability of project and organizational budgets Financial and human resources available to successfully accomplish this project Plan for attracting audiences to the residency activities
Panelists Listen For: Artistry of Ensemble Jazz: Ability to perform scored and improvised music
Walden Chamber Players New York Jazz Initiative Hancher Auditorium with Antares Jeremy Udden’s Plainville
For Additional Information Program Guidelines Application FAQs For classical/contemporary inquiries, contact: –Susan Dadian, program director, CMA Classical/Contemporary For jazz inquiries, contact: –Jeanette Vuocolo, program director, CMA Jazz For membership information, contact: –Adam Reifsteck, membership manager
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