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Funding for USA Jazz Musicians Available

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Funding for USA Jazz Musicians Available




Jazz Road Tours Grant

Grants are available to USA and territories musicians to support performances and tours in a specified music genre. Funding is intended to assist both new and established musicians, solo artists, and musicians who play in an ensemble. The purpose of the program is to advance the careers of jazz artists. Priority will be given to proposals that reach underserved communities and rural areas, especially those that lack opportunities to present live jazz.

Designed for emerging and mid-career artists around the entire country, Jazz Road Tours supports small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre.

The deadline for the application is December 1st, 2023.

Grant Eligibility:

  • An artist may apply for a three-to-six site tour comprised of connected (contiguous) dates at an array of venue types anywhere in the U.S and its territories.
  • An Offer Letter for each tour site is required as part of the application.
  • Jazz Road also will prioritize applications that include engagements in rural areas or that reach typically underserved communities, especially those that lack opportunities to present live jazz.
  • Applicants that make a compelling case for how the tour will impact their careers in new ways are more competitive.
  • Only individual artists (as an individual, an artist-led nonprofit organization, or an artist-led corporation) may apply to this program. An eligible artist is:
    – A professional jazz artist, working solo or working with a composer-led or collective jazz ensemble which consists of 2-10 musicians;
    – Age 18 or over and not currently a full-time student;
    – Based in the U.S. or its territories, and is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (non-residents may participate in a tour, but not be paid with Jazz Road Tours funds)

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