New Music USA awards Organizational Development Fund grants to 100 U.S. groups

Posted on: August 4, 2022

New Music USA has awarded a total of $678,000 to 100 organizations through its 2022 Organizational Development Fund, which supports groups nationwide that work regularly with, and support the development of, music creators and artists. The grants aim to help and represent a broad range of applicants across U.S. cities and music genres. All 100 awardees meet the main criteria of artistry, impact, need, equity, and inclusion. Grantees represent 27 states and receive an average award of $6,780. Recipients include orchestras and chamber ensembles as well as the Institute for Composer Diversity, Boulanger Initiative, and more, including dance, opera, and theater ensembles. In announcing the grants, New Music USA said its peer review process for the grants reflects ongoing efforts to dismantle bias. For this round, which attracted 392 applications, New Music USA engaged a panel of 21 artists, creators, musicians, and administrators working from locations around the country, with 76 percent of panelists identifying as women and 38 percent identifying as BIPOC. More information on the grants at https://newmusicusa.org/program/organizational-development-fund/.