Early Music Outreach can be described as passionate promotion of early music awareness and appreciation. Its goal is to draw new audiences and participants to early music. More specifically, outreach includes but is not limited to the following: early music activities that focus on children, whether in or out of school; early music activities for nonprofessionals or professionals in another field such as performers on modern instruments, artists, etc; early music activities in public and private schools; lifelong learning courses on early music; web, TV, radio, DVD, or other creative activities that advance public awareness and enjoyment of early music; early music ensembles or organizations that reach unusual audiences and populations (e.g. prisons, museums). Early Music America offers both an Outreach Grant as well as the Laurette Goldberg Early Music Outreach Award in recognition for ensembles and individual artists for their work in bringing early music to the community.
EMA’s Outreach Grant is intended to support outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults by ensembles and individual artists. Grants will be awarded for projects taking place during the year July 1-June 30 following the application deadline. The typical grant award is $1000.Who may apply
Current EMA members (individuals or organizations will be eligible to apply). Each member may submit no more than one proposal per year. EMA Outreach Grant recipients will not be eligible to apply again until the third year following their grant award.
EMA Board members, staff members, and their immediate families are not eligible to apply, either as individuals or on behalf of their ensembles/organizations.
The Laurette Goldberg Early Music Outreach Award
The Laurette Goldberg Award is named for Laurette Goldberg, a teacher, performer, author and founder of musical enterprises in the San Francsico Bay area. The award, which is given at the June annual meeting and carries a $1,000 cash prize, recognizes outstanding achievement in outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults by ensembles and individual artists.