Development and Fundraising

Donors and institutional funders are essential to orchestras’ ability to carry out their missions. On this page, you’ll find information about funding from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as links to a number of recent webinars on fundraising in the current environment.

If you are a development professional, you can interact with your peers in online discussion forums through our League360 platform. The League also hosts meetings of development professionals at our National Conference and throughout the year. For access to League360 and the meetings, contact Member Services at member@americanorchestras.org to make sure you are listed as a development professional in our database.

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July 20, 2021

A new initiative in the arts from The Wallace Foundation

The Wallace Foundation has announced a five-year, $53 million initiative focusing on arts organizations of color, and is inviting eligible arts organizations to apply. Wallace is also inviting researchers to submit proposals for studies associated with the initiative. The open call to submit applications runs through August 13, 2021.
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NEA Funding Information

NEA Funding

NEA Funding

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes creativity and public access to the arts in communities across the country through direct grants to arts organizations, state funding partnerships, and national initiatives.

Cultural Exchange Funding Information

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Banner: The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Zander, photographed in concert November 2019. Photo: Perfect Bokeh Photography, Paul Marotta

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