FY20 Art Works (Part 2)

Grants to Orchestras

Application Deadline of July 11, 2019
Award Announced June 10, 2020

**Applications for these recommended grants were submitted to the Arts Endowment last summer and reflected the wide range of performances, exhibitions, and activities that the agency has traditionally funded. At the end of March 2020, the listed projects were approved, followed by two months of extensive technical assistance in which agency staff worked one-on-one with hundreds of organizations to adjust their projects to meet the new reality created by the pandemic. Changes include postponing activities and taking activities virtual as the examples below illustrate. As a result of this plus additional work related to the CARES Act, project descriptions are not being included in the grant lists accompanying this announcement. The most current information for all projects is available on the agency’s grant search tool.

A Far Cry, $10,000 

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, $15,000 

Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, $15,000 

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, $30,000 

Austin Symphony, $25,000 

Berkeley Symphony, $15,000 

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $25,000 

Boston Symphony Orchestra, $50,000 

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, $10,000 

Chicago Philharmonic, $10,000 

Columbus Symphony Orchestra, $10,000 

DC Youth Orchestra Program, $20,000 

Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas, $15,000

El Paso Symphony Orchestra, $20,000 

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, $20,000 

Grant Park Music Festival, $30,000 
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, $25,000 

Houston Symphony, $25,000 

Houston Youth Symphony, $42,000 

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, $10,000 

Las Vegas Philharmonic, $15,000 

Lima Symphony Orchestra, $10,000 

The Little Orchestra Society, $20,000 

Madison Symphony Orchestra, $15,000 

Nashville Symphony, $40,000 

New Orchestra of Washington, $15,000 

New York Philharmonic, $20,000 

New York Youth Symphony, $20,000 

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, $30,000 

The Philadelphia Orchestra, $80,000 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, $35,000 

Redlands Symphony Orchestra, $10,000 

Richmond Symphony, $15,000 

Roswell Symphony Orchestra, $10,000 

San Antonio Symphony, $17,500 

Santa Fe Pro Musica, $10,000 

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, $20,000 

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, $20,000 

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $15,000 

Wheeling Symphony, $12,500 

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, $15,000 



Aspen Music Festival and School, $25,000 

Association of California Symphony Orchestras, $20,000 
Austin Chamber Music Center, $45,000 

Bard College (on behalf of Longy School of Music), $25,000 

Cabrillo Music Festival, $35,000 

From the Top, $20,000 

Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival, $25,000 

Harmony Program, $10,000 

Heart of Los Angeles (YOLA at HOLA), $60,000 

Kids' Orchestra, $15,000 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, $50,000 

Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance, $40,000 
Mainly Mozart, $10,000 

Miami Music Project, $50,000 

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, $20,000 

Music Haven, $50,000 

Nashville Public Radio, $15,000 

Project STEP, $45,000 

Rainey Institute, $10,000 

Sphinx Organization, $70,000 

Stern Grove Festival Association, $10,000 

Villa Musica, $10,000