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January 25, 2024, Washington, D.C.

Orchestras in 52 communities will receive FY24 support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to present special commissions, collaborate with local partners, feature emerging as well as familiar works, support artist residencies, bring engagement and education programs to local and regional communities, and offer instrument training programs for young musicians. 52 orchestras are direct grant recipients of Grants for Arts Projects (GAP), Round 1 awards totaling $1,053,000 million and 14 orchestras are receiving Challenge America grants totaling $140,000, plus there are a great number of orchestral- and instrument training program-related projects receiving NEA grants.

The League has compiled the grants to orchestras and grants related to the orchestra field, listed below. The latest information and full descriptions of all supported projects can be obtained directly via the agency’s grant search tool.

Grants for Arts Projects (Round 1)

Grants to Orchestras

Application Deadline of February 9, 2023
Award Announced January 24, 2024

Complete information is available in the NEA’s Recent Grant Search database. If any orchestral grants are missing are there are errors to correct, please email advocacy@americanorchestras.org.

Albany (NY) Symphony, $30,000 
American Composers Orchestra, $25,000 
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $45,000 
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, $20,000 
Chicago Philharmonic, $15,000 
Chicago Sinfonietta, $15,000 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $35,000 
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, $15,000 
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $30,000 
Civic Orchestra of Chicago, $40,000 
Contemporary Youth Orchestra, $15,000 
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $50,000 
Handel & Haydn Society, $40,000 
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, $25,000 
The Knights, $25,000 
The Little Orchestra Society, $20,000 
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, $70,000 
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, $15,000 
Louisville Orchestra, $20,000 
Nashville Symphony, $40,000 
National Symphony Orchestra, $40,000 
New Haven Symphony Orchestra, $15,000 
New World Symphony, $40,000 
North Carolina Symphony, $25,000 
Orchestra of New Spain, $18,000 
Orchestra of St. Luke’s, $25,000 
Oregon Symphony, $20,000 
Orquesta Northwest, $15,000 
Pacific Symphony, $25,000 
Philharmonic Society (Orange County), $40,000 
Richmond Symphony, $15,000 
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $25,000 
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, $30,000 
San Francisco Symphony, $25,000 
Seattle Symphony, $40,000 
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, $15,000 
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, $30,000 
Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, $20,000

Related Grants For Arts Projects, Round 1 Grants

American Modern Opera Company, $25,000 
Austin Soundwaves, $30,000 
Boston Baroque, $15,000 
Boston University Tanglewood Institute, $30,000 
Buffalo String Works, $25,000 
Carnegie Hall, $70,000 
Cedille Records, $20,000 
Enriching Lives through Music, $15,000 
Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival, $30,000 
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, $15,000 
Harmony Project, $40,000 
League of American Orchestras, $100,000 
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, $15,000 
Mann Center for the Performing Arts, $25,000 
Mostly Modern Projects, $17,500 
Music of Remembrance, $30,000 
New School Concerts, $20,000 
Perlman Music Program, $25,000 
Price Hill Will, $15,000 
Project STEP, $50,000 
Third Street Music School, $20,000 
University of Maryland at College Park, $35,000 
Young Concert Artists, $20,000  

Grants for Arts Projects (Round 2)

Grants to Orchestras

Application Deadline of July 6, 2023
Award Announced – TBD

Complete information is available in the NEA’s Recent Grant Search database. If any orchestral grants are missing are there are errors to correct, please email advocacy@americanorchestras.org.

To Be Announced in Spring 2024

Related Grants For Arts Projects, Round 2 Grants

To Be Announced 

Challenge America

Grants to Orchestras

Application Deadline of April 27, 2023
Award Announced January 24, 2024

Complete information is available in the NEA’s Recent Grant Search database. If any orchestral grants are missing are there are errors to correct, please email advocacy@americanorchestras.org.

Boise Phil, $10,000
Empire State Youth Orchestras, $10,000
Erie Philharmonic, $10,000
Glacier Symphony and Chorale, $10,000
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
The Jackson Symphony (TN), $10,000
Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
Orchestra Iowa, $10,000
Palm Beach Symphony, $10,000
South Bend Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra, $10,000

Related Challenge America Grants

Alhambra Music, $10,000
Columbia Theatre Association for the Performing Arts, $10,000
El Sistema Oklahoma, $10,000
El Sistema Santa Cruz, $10,000
Endless Mountain Music Festival, $10,000
Harmony Project Phoenix, $10,000
INTEMPO Organization, $10,000
Lexington Arts Council, $10,000
Newport String Project, $10,000
Present Music, $10,000
Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York, $10,000
Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute, $10,000
Suzuki School of Newton, $10,000

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