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Heading: Choral Arts New England

2017 ALFRED NASH PATTERSON GRANT APPLICATION

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Procedure

Fill out the online application form below.  Beginning this year, all applications must be made using the online form.  If this is a hardship for your organization, please contact us via email: admin@choralarts-newengland.org, or by phone: 781-721-SING. Click on each section head to show or hide that section, or click the  button. 

If your chorus is listed in the Chorus Directory, you can pre-fill in some application fields from the directory listing by selecting the chorus name in the pull-down list below.

  1. APPLICANT INFORMATION

NAME of ORGANIZATION:
FEDERAL TAX ID #:
Mailing Address:
City, State, ZIP:
Web address (if any):
Organization Telephone:   FAX: 
Organization E-mail:
Music Director/Conductor:
  MD/Conductor Title:
Year founded:
Number of chorus members:
Chorus is (check):  Mixed  Men/boys  Women/girls
 Adult  Youth
Please check if:  Auditions required  Dues required  Professional group
Size of audience for a typical concert:
GENERAL ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET HISTORY:
Current year (budget): Income $ Expenses $
2015/16 (actual): Income $ Expenses $
2014/15 (actual): Income $ Expenses $

  2. CONTACT PERSON INFORMATION

Name:
Role with organization:
Preferred telephone:
Email:

  3. PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Amount requested: $
Project Title:
Project start, end date:
Funding period starts July 1, 2017
Brief summary. For what part of your project do you intend to use this grant?
Description of Project in 500 words or less: Include proposed project goals, music details, target audience, planning process, and where and when it will take place. For commissions, please include information about the composer (a short biography, link to composer's website or samples of work, etc.), here or in Attachments, below.

  4. PROJECT BUDGET

Please note: This budget should be that of the project for which funding is being requested, not your general operating budget. (Please attach separately a statement of income and expenses for the most recently completed fiscal year.) Expenses for salaried personnel may be pro-rated for the project, if appropriate. If items require explanation or annotation for which there is no room on the form, you may put the annotation in the general Comments box below. The project budget must balance: i.e., project expenses must be equal to project revenues. (If javascript is active, the expense and revenue totals will automatically be updated when numbers are entered.)

Project Expenses
Salaried personnel (please include titles)
  Artistic   $
  Administrative   $
Outside contracted personnel (describe)
  Artistic (performers, composer)   $
  Other (production, recording, etc.)   $
Music scores, licensing fees (purchase or rental) $
Marketing, public relations and/or advertising $
Program book, printing $
Misc. other (describe)   $
Total Expenses $
Project Revenues
Ticket sales/donations at concert(s) $
Performance fees (contracted services) $
Program book ads $
Individual contributions for project $
Corporate contributions and grants $
Other grants (non-Choral Arts New England) $
In-kind services or materials $
Other misc. revenues (describe)   $
Amount requested from Choral Arts New England $
Total Revenues $

  5. SAMPLE RECORDING

As part of this application you should submit recordings of choral music made within the past three years by your group (or that otherwise pertains to your application). The total duration of the recordings should be at least 10 minutes but no more than 20 minutes, and must not contain any material submitted with previous applications to Choral Arts New England. The submission need not include complete works or movements.

We will accept files in common audio formats (preferably MP3, WAV, or AIFF)  or links to video recordings to fulfill the recording requirement. We prefer that your recording consist of several tracks or recordings, each a separate file. Below we provide space to submit up to 6 separate items, which should be more than enough. Click on the "Choose File" button to select the file or paste the link to your recording and write the file description in the adjacent text box (you may cut/paste). The description should give the title and composer for each selection to be considered, and the date and venue of the recording. You need not use all the buttons, and you may include multiple music selections in each item—just note in the description what you did.

If you upload a file and then want to replace it with another file, just click the "choose file" or "browse" button again. If that button is disabled, double-click on the file name printed underneath it. The file name will be crossed out and the button enabled. If you change your mind and want to keep the old file, double-click on the crossed-out name and things will be restored.

File Description
1. 
2.
3.
4. Paste video link here:
5. Paste video link here:
6. Paste video link here:

Music files can be very large and so can take a long time to upload. You will need a fast Internet connection—it is best to use a compressed file format, such as MP3. Files are uploaded when you click the "Save" or "Submit" button. If you have trouble uploading your file, please contact us.

Note: in some rare circumstances a recording may not be required (for example, with an application from a non-performing organization where the funding will not directly support a performance). If you have questions about the requirement for a recording, please contact us prior to the deadline.


  6. ATTACHMENTS

The following documents are required as part of the application. You may attach them directly by scanning and uploading the file using the buttons below, or you may email the file to admin@choralarts-newengland.org. We will accept any common-used file format (PDF, JPG, TIFF, etc). All attachments must arrive by the deadline!

If you upload a file and then want to replace it with another file, just click the "choose file" or "browse" button again. If that button is disabled, double-click on the file name in parentheses near it. The file name will be crossed out and the button enabled. If you change your mind and want to keep the old file, double-click on the crossed-out name and things will be restored.

NONPROFIT CERTIFICATION:

The application must include a copy of the IRS letter certifying that the applicant is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Upload the scanned letter here:
 or indicate if sent via  e-mail.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

The application must include a copy of your organization's statement of income and expenses for the most recently completed fiscal year (PDF is fine, but no spreadsheets, please).

Upload the financial statement here:
 or indicate if sent via  e-mail.

SUPPORTING MATERIAL:

Optional: You may include any additional supporting material, such as program books, press clippings, or other material that would tell us more about the importance and potential benefit of the proposed project. If it is in electronic format (PDF, scanned images, etc.) you may upload it here. You may send also hard copies to our postal address, but if you do this please let us know using the COMMENTS box below.

File Description

  7. COMMENTS

If you have any comments or special instructions, feel free to enter them in the box below.