The Chamber Music Network

ACMP Foundation Grant Programs

Supporting Chamber Music Programs and Institutions

The ACMP Foundation awards grants to foster the playing of chamber music for pleasure by people of all ages and skill levels from all over the world. Since its founding in 1993, the ACMP Foundation has awarded over 3,000 grants totaling over $4 million dollars for ongoing programs and special projects promoting participatory chamber music activities worldwide. ACMP grant recipients include workshop presenters, nonprofit organizations, regional and national institutions, individuals, and ensembles. The ACMP Foundation does not require non-profit/charity status for grantees (501c3 in the U.S.).

Click here to see a list of recent grants

Chamber Music Workshop/Community Music Grant

The next grant cycle opens Fall 2022

DEADLINE: Sunday, April 3, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT


ACMP will support up to 50% of project costs. 

Chamber Music Workshop/Community Music Grants are awarded to organizations and individuals that present chamber music workshops and longer-duration community music programs for amateur chamber musicians of all ages worldwide. ACMP funding can be used towards faculty fees, scholarships and instrument rentals. 

NOTE: You will not be able to save your work with ACMP's grant form, so please read the guidelines carefully and prepare all of your materials and answers before filling out the online form.

NEXT DEADLINE: Sunday, October 2, 11:59pm EST

NOTIFICATION: ACMP will notify applicants of their results within 8 weeks of the grant deadline (early June)


These are Project Grants, and applicants may apply for up to two different programs in each grant cycle. 


Worldwide Play-In Grant

DEADLINE: April 15, 2022, 11:59pm EDT
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis

ACMP is offering grants of up to $500 in support of public Play-Ins during or around the time of the May 13-15 Worldwide Play-In weekend. 

The ACMP Worldwide Play-In Weekend is an annual celebration of chamber music playing. This grassroots event unites people of all ages and abilities by their common love of chamber music. Participants host play-ins worldwide in creative ways, in groups small and large, in settings informal and structured. A "Play-In" is defined as an event where musicians meet, often for the first time, and read chamber music for pure pleasure. Play-ins are not performances, but some include non-playing listeners. 


  1. Open to organizations or individual applicants
  2. To receive ACMP funding, play-ins must be open to all local players, subject to the organizer’s RSVP requirements. 
  3. Applicants must agree to allow ACMP to promote their Play-In on ACMP's website, social media and publicity campaigns, and are encouraged to share documentation with ACMP after the event (photos, videos, stories, etc.)

Home Coaching

ACMP will support up to 50% of project costs. 
For ACMP Members Only

The Home Coaching program encourages musicians who meet regularly as a group to engage a professional coach in order to gain musical insight, develop efficient rehearsal skills and exchange musical ideas. ACMP provides up to 50% of the coach's fee, not exceeding $300 per applicant per year. All ensemble members must all be ACMP members. Applications must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the coaching session. Applications for coachings that have already taken place will not be supported.

ACMP continues to support applications for virtual coaching. All grant conditions remain the same. See a list of available virtual coaches here. (Note that you can also find your own coach.)

Click here for guidelines. Log in and click here to apply.

Click here for coach invoice form PDF and here for W-9 form for coaches (coaches outside of the U.S. do not need to submit a W-9 form).

Just Play Space Grants

For ACMP Members Only

ACMP awards micro-grants to adult amateur ensembles presenting chamber music concerts in their communities. The purpose of the grant is to create opportunities for ACMP members and their fellow amateur chamber musicians to showcase work they have rehearsed and prepared in contrast to the play-in experience.

Click here for guidelines. Click here to apply

Awards & Sponsorship

The Susan McIntosh Lloyd Award for excellence and diversity in chamber music education is given annually to a music education organization. Recent recipients of the $1,000 award include The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music (2021); The Portland String Quartet (2020); The Del Sol Quartet (2019); The Chamber Music Center of New York City (2018); The Preucil School of Music, Iowa City, IA (2017); and The Sphinx Organization, Detroit, MI (2016). These are one-time awards and are not renewable. Applications are not accepted.