Nineteen U.S. orchestras have received grants from the League of American Orchestras’ American Orchestras’ Futures Fund to support innovation and organizational learning. The two-year American Orchestras’ Future Fund grants, in the amount of $80,000–$150,000 each, are made possible by the generous support of the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. This year’s Futures Fund grants demonstrate the innovative measures orchestras are taking to grow their audiences and increase their relevance. Programs receiving support include engagement of veterans with PTSD; research on the effects of music education on the emotional, social, and neural development of children; new uses of digital marketing; and partnerships with universities, public and private school systems, and other nonprofits to create new musical experiences. This is the third round of the League’s $4.5 million American Orchestras’ Futures Fund program. U.S.-based orchestras that are members of the League of American Orchestras were eligible to apply, and an independent peer review panel selected the orchestras. The 2019 recipients are: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Symphony (OR), Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra (CT), New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s (NY), Oregon Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN), San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Toledo Symphony (OH), Utah Symphony, Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Learn more here.
Posted July 11, 2019