SPAC Project Application

Rev D

BOSTON CHAPTER, AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS

APPLICATION FOR PROJECT FUNDING

SPECIAL PROJECTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SPAC)

 

Please provide the information requested on this outline and return a complete electronic version to:  cmsteinmetz@verizon.net

 

If not possible, send 6 hard copies, including attachments to the postal address:
Martin Steinmetz
6 Ayer Road
Wellesley, MA 02481

 
1. Organization with contact name or name of individual

2: Mailing address:

3. Contact person’s email address:

4: Telephone number:

5: If an organization, provide brief description and names of current leaders:

(Also indicate if organization is 503-C-3)

6: Amount requested:

7: Date that funds will be needed or used:

8: Brief description of project: (a few sentences, not complete project description.)*

9: Total budget of project showing expenses and anticipated sources of revenue.

  1. Signature: (if by postal mail) Date:

*Include as a separate attachment a concise description of the project on a single page.  Any additional attachments should be kept to a minimum.  Describe how the project advances the cause of the pipe organ (or choral music), and why it is worthy of support.  State how many people will be reached by the project and your qualifications for making it successful.  Describe the publicity plans if applicable.
BOSTON CHAPTER, AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS

SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR PROJECT FUNDING

(Revised 2005)

Projects supported are usually in, but not limited to, the following areas:

Education: research for conferences, seminars, books, and articles for publication

Concerts and recitals

Broadcasts

Recordings

Commissions for new music
SPAC funds are usually distributed twice a year in the following cycle.

Application     Prelim. Review by        Final decision by         Grant awarded
Deadline          SPAC                              Exec. Comm.

Oct 1               Oct 31                               Nov 31                         December 15

April 1              April 30                         May 31                           June 15

 

Additional guidelines

Education – Funds will not be awarded for purposes of tuition or for research as part of an academic degree.  Proposals should include the project’s purpose, initial audience, co-sponsorship, and the usefulness of the project to other groups.  Applicants are encouraged to contact publishers and journal editors to determine feasibility of publication.

Concerts – Funds will not be provided for a concert series; a single event within the series however is acceptable. Applicants should explain why the event is noteworthy and include information about the anticipated audience, concert location, instrument, performers, publicity plans and co-sponsorship.

New music – Include information about the premiere performance and/or performers, and how the composition will be made available to other musicians for future performance.  A copy of the proposed contract with the composer should be included if possible.

Organ building or restoration – Money will not be made available for instruments in or for religious institutions.  Grants may be given for assistance in purchasing or restoring instruments in buildings used primarly for secular purposes.

Boston Chapter, AGO – Certain formalities of the application procedure may be waived for projects proposed on behalf of the Boston Chapter itself.