Presenter Consortium for Jazz
Support for presenters partnering to engage jazz ensembles.
The application period is open!
Application deadline: Thursday, October 19, 2023, 11:59 PM ET
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The 2024 Presenter Consortium for Jazz program provides support to consortiums of three U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each). The ensembles may present in-person concerts or streamed performances for each presenter’s audience. Incentive funding is available to each consortium presenter project that includes one or more of CMA’s New Jazz Works grantee ensembles to perform their entire CMA commission.
The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization’s work. Therefore, CMA’s goal in this program is, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of the race and gender, as well as jazz style of the ensembles that the consortium partners have chosen to present. Read CMA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.
A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, Presenter Consortium for Jazz is funded by The Doris Duke Foundation.
For more information, contact José Feliciano, Director of Grant Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Presenter Consortium:
- Consists of one Lead Presenter, two Presenter Partners, and one to three Ensembles;
- Presenters can be located within the same U.S. state or territory, but must be located in distinct audience communities such as different towns, cities, or regions;
- Must each present all the ensembles in the application;
- Must include at least one organization that is a current CMA Organization-level member at the time of application. If accepted, all consortium members are responsible for joining CMA at the Organization level.
- Each jazz ensemble must be presented by each presenter in the consortium.
- Concerts presented by the Consortium are not required to be on consecutive dates;
- A Consortium can collaborate on efforts to market, manage, and present the project.
All activities must take place between January 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025. Presenters and ensembles may be engaged in only one Presenter Consortium for Jazz application per grant period. Current grantees cannot apply for a Presenter Consortium for Jazz grant.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortiums of three U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each). The ensembles are open to present in-person concerts or streamed performances for each presenter’s audience. Apply here.
U.S.-based 501(c)3 presenters can apply in consortiums of three partners per application. For-profit clubs/commercial venues are not eligible to receiving funding from this program. For full eligibility details, please view the program guidelines.
A group consisting of one Lead Presenter, two Presenter Partners, and one to three Ensembles.
Presenters can be located within the same U.S. state or territory, but must be located in distinct audience communities such as different towns, cities, or regions.
At the time of application, the lead applicant must be a current CMA Organization-level member. Awarded presenters are each responsible for joining CMA at the Organization-level (if they do not have membership at the time of application).
No, Ensembles do not have to be CMA members.
The 2024 program will fund up to 100% of eligible expenses only, up to $10,000 per Consortium partner or $30,000 per Consortium. Eligible expenses include ensemble fees; in-person concert or streaming production costs as well as marketing and distribution costs; concert production costs (lighting, sound, cartage, etc.); and travel and hotel, per diem. Incentive funding is available to Consortium presenter projects that include one or more past CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensembles to perform the New Jazz Works commission in its entirety. More details on funding, including incentive funding, can be found in the program guidelines.
No, a presenter can join only one presenter consortium per grant period.
No, an ensemble can appear on only one consortium application per grant period.
Past Presenter Consortium for Jazz and New Jazz Works grantees can be found in the grantee database. Presenters can contact CMA staff for additional information.
CMA collects data on race and ethnicity in connection to grant programs and applications; membership; and surveys with partner organizations, like funding partners. As such, CMA has developed a set of standards for keeping, collecting, and presenting data on race and ethnicity that aim to provide consistency in collecting and using this type of data.
These standards have been developed in accordance with data collection standards by other groups such as CMA’s funders, federal agencies, and agencies that track race and ethnicity data.