The Numbers Are In!
The inaugural round of New Music USA’s project grants are in! The projects submitted in this round are an invigorating demonstration of the vibrancy and diversity of the new music community. In just one round we’ve received more funding requests than all of last year’s applications combined!
Over 5,000 artists and organizations created or were tagged in over 1,600 submitted projects. (Yes, that’s FIVE THOUSAND users and SIXTEEN HUNDRED projects!) Project types range in size from small ensemble (991) to large ensemble (449) and they range in genre from theater (267) to dance (237) to jazz (285) to electronics (384) to interdisciplinary (571). There are 845 recording projects.
We can’t wait to get to work assigning projects to panelists around the country, and working hard to get our website ready for exploring, listening to, and connecting with compelling music on our awarded project pages. This will happen over the next few months. In the meantime, thanks to everyone for making the new music community vibrant, diverse, and endlessly energetic.
The New Music USA team