Tuesday, March 23, 2010


The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for the second round of its Jazz.NEXT grant program.

Developed in partnership with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Jazz.NEXT is designed to test substantive and innovative projects that utilize technology to improve communications with existing audiences and engage new constituents, distribute the work of jazz artists to a broader public, and connect the disparate members of the jazz field into a more cohesive and effective community better equipped to face current and future challenges.

Round II of the program will provide support for the implementation of innovative, fully developed plans that incorporate technology to address audience development, communications, distribution, marketing, and network building. Grants may support projects that are new to the grantees or clearly represent taking their current technology efforts to the next level of development in order to advance their proposed concepts rather than simply maintaining or modifying them.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a jazz artist who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (or an organization with an eligible fiscal sponsor) with a history of programming jazz or providing services to jazz artists or jazz organizations. Applicants must have demonstrated some prior experience working with technology applications in addressing audience development, communications, creation and presentation, marketing and promotion, networking, or other capacity-building endeavors.

Date due: June 1, 2010

Amount: $10,000 - $75,000

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