Residency Partnership Program

Application Deadline: 11/06/16

The Residency Partnership Program supports ensembles and presenters in building audiences for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music through residency projects.  Funding is intended for activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. Activities may include, but are not limited to, interactive or audience engagement programs in classrooms (preschool through high school), libraries, hospitals, senior centers, or other community venues. The program does not support music activities intended for college- or conservatory-level music students.  Projects must take place in the U.S. or its territories.


The length of the residencies ranges from a minimum of three days to one year. Grants support up to 75 percent of expenses directly connected to the project. The balance must be drawn from other sources, such as cash from other grants, earned income, or an allocation from the organization's general operating funds.


Residency Types


Short-term projects
3-9 activities taking place over at least three consecutive or separate days within a month.

$2,500 to $6,000

Extended projects
10 or more activities taking place over more than one month and up to one year.

$5,000 to $12,000


Supported by the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund


For More Information
Planning a Residency
Program Evaluation -- and Why It Shouldn't Scare You

Guarneri String Quartet Residency
Each year one residency project featuring a classical string quartet is chosen as the Guarneri String Quartet Residency, made possible by the Sewell Family Foundation. The recipient string quartet is selected in the final round of the review process, based on its artistry as demonstrated on the CD-R Work Sample. No separate application is required, and no additional funding is awarded.

Manage your Grant
Grant Application Workshop Schedule
Application Workshop Presentation [PowerPoint | PDF]

Grant Recipients