Grants from $500 to $2,000 are made to performers to play a work at least three times during an 18-month period. Awards support rehearsal and performance costs, so that performers may connect with a composer whose work they have not previously performed. Grant amounts vary according to the duration, difficulty of the work, and the number of performances proposed. As a rough guide, a soloist may receive $500-$1,000, a chamber group (3-8 performers) $1,000-$1,500, and a larger ensemble $1,500-$2,000.
Who may Apply
Performers and composers apply jointly.
Composer/Performer Collaborator Database
ACF has compiled lists of composers and performers who have expressed interest in the Encore program; however performers and composers are not required to appear on these lists in order to be eligible. To access the list, visit Encore Connection.