Artistic Projects


This application cycle is currently closed.

Since its inception, Chamber Music America has defined chamber music as music for small ensembles between two and ten musicians, with one musician per part, generally without a conductor. This broad interpretation of chamber music includes many different styles—classical, contemporary, jazz, and folk, from Eastern, Western, Indigenous, Latin American, and African traditions—and encourages artists to find a home and a network of colleagues and collaborators in Chamber Music America.

Artistic Projects was created to offer opportunities for small ensembles and presenters, based in the five boroughs of New York City with operating budgets under $250,000, to bring their creative ideas to completion and to compensate artists appropriately for their work. The projects funded through this program will represent the artistic visions, concepts, and priorities of the applicants, regardless of musical genre or style. Projects may include performances, recordings, new compositions, and residencies among other artist-generated ideas. If the proposed project is interdisciplinary, small ensemble music must be at the centerpiece of the work and not serve as an accompaniment to another discipline.

Through the panel review process, CMA hopes to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of race, gender and musical style. Learn more about CMA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.


Supported by the Howard Gilman Foundation


Guidelines (pdf)

Application Guide (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)


Staff Contact:

Gargi Shindé, Director of Grant Programs