Applications open for annual $500K Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Awards

Posted on: May 25, 2021

Applications are being accepted through July 16, 2021 for the third annual Accelerator Awards given by the Lewis Prize for Music, which invests in youth music programs to facilitate positive community change. Three multi-year awards of $500,000 each will be awarded in January 2022. Founded in 2018 by philanthropist Daniel R. Lewis, the Lewis Prize for Music believes that high-quality music instruction combined with multi-generational mentorship, wellbeing support, and economic opportunity enables young people to thrive. Accelerator Awards provide multi-year support to enable leaders and organizations to make sustained progress toward community change initiatives that align with the prize’s values. A webinar for potential applicants on May 27 at 9:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. ET will outline the Accelerator Award application process, with time for questions. Learn more at