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ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

The 2023 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 past 265 CMA 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 Charitable Foundation.

For more information, contact José Feliciano, Director of Grant Programs, jfeliciano@chamber-music.org.

 

APPLICATION WORKSHOP


APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

 

THE CONSORTIUM

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.

Ensembles:

  • Each jazz ensemble must be presented by each presenter in the consortium.

Consortium Project:

  • 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, 2023, and June 30, 2024. Presenters and ensembles may be engaged in only one Presenter Consortium for Jazz application per grant period.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Presenter Consortium for Jazz support?

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.

Who can apply?

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.

What is a presenter consortium?

A group consisting of one Lead Presenter, two Presenter Partners, and one to three Ensembles.

Can consortium presenters be located in the same state?

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.

Do Presenters have to be have to be CMA Organization-level members?

At the time of application, at least one of the three presenters 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 or receipt of award).

Do Ensembles to be CMA Organization-level members?

No, Ensembles do not have to be CMA Organization-level members.

What does a Presenter Consortium for Jazz grant cover?

The 2023 program will fund up to 100% of eligible expenses only, up to a maximum of $10,000 per Consortium partner or $30,000 per Consortium. Eligible expenses include ensemble fees; in-person concert or streaming production costs, 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 of CMA’s New Jazz Works past grantee ensembles to perform their entire CMA commission.

Can a presenter participate in more than one consortium?

No, a presenter can join only one presenter consortium per grant period.

Can an ensemble appear on various applications?

No, an ensemble can appear on only one consortium application per grant period.

Where can we learn about past Consortiums, New Jazz Works grantee ensembles and their CMA commissions?

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.