The University of Iowa

Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring

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P.O. Box 370550
Brooklyn, NY 11237
United States

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New Music USA supports the sounds of tomorrow by nurturing the creation, performance, and appreciation of new music for adventurous listeners around the world.

Sample Grants 

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, $77.,86; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, $94,130; Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, $81,240; Boston Children's Circus, $10,000; Nashville Ballet, $6,000; Sign and Sing, New York, New York, $6,000; Garrett Moulton Productions, San Francisco, California, $10,000; Glimmergless Opera Theatre Inc.,  Cooperstown, New York, $7,000.

Application Information 

New Music USA recently launched Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring, powered by SESAC and composer Christophe Beck.

Responding to the fact that the vast majority of films are scored by white men, Reel Change is a five-year grants and mentorship program for composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in film composition.

This fund supports film projects currently in production, where additional funding and mentoring would help composers at a pivotal moment in their careers.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling timeline by an advisory board made up of leading composers of film music, including Christophe Beck, Jongnic “JB” Bontemps, Kris Bowers, Miriam Cutler, Chanda Dancy, Tony Morales, and Pinar Toprak. Members of this advisory board will offer additional support and mentorship for interested applicants.

Learn more about the Reel Change fund

Learn more about New Music USA and other grant opportunities.

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Date of latest financial data 
Jun 2018
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