Grants for jazz projects are available through the DDCF-funded programs described below, as well as through DDCF-funded Organizational Transformation initiatives.
For details about the DDCF's funding for jazz over time, read about the Arts Program's Jazz Initiative.
DDCF is committed to supporting the creation and distribution of jazz and currently focuses its funding through programs administered by Chamber Music America, Creative Capital Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Foundation for the Arts and National Performance Network.
Click on the links below for application details.
Chamber Music America
Chamber Music America offers grants to jazz artists through several DDCF-supported programs:
- New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development, which supports professional jazz ensembles in the creation, performance and cultivation of original work over a three-year project period;
- Presenter Cosortium for Jazz, which supports presenters and festivals with live performances by professional jazz ensembles, with priority given to emerging and mid-career ensembles;
Creative Capital Foundation
Individual jazz artists and artist collectives can apply for two types of grants administered by the Creative Capital Foundation:
- Creative Capital grants for individual artists, which include project funding and professional development support;
- Multi-Arts Production Fund grants, which support innovative new works in the live performing arts.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
- The French-American Jazz Exchange, which supports innovative collaborations of French and U.S. jazz artists that take place in one or both countries.
National Performance Network
Commissioning, residency, travel and presentation support is available for jazz artists commissioned or presented by any of the National Performance Network's 55 partner organizations. For details, visit www.npnweb.org.