Music Orgs: Apply for a $500,000 Accelerator Award by Aug 21

The Lewis Prize for Music — a creative arts philanthropy that invests in music organizations and their leaders to facilitate positive change through access to music education — is accepting application for its annual Accelerator Awards through August 21, 2020. Three multi-year awards of $500,000 each will be awarded in January 2021.

The Lewis Prize for Music believes that music in the lives of young people is a catalytic force to drive positive change in our society. Accelerator Awards are open to Creative Youth Development (CYD) music organizations seeking to influence youth-serving systems so all young people have access to learning, creating, and performing experiences that reflect their culture and identity.

“We seek awardees whose leadership inspires their local communities to prioritize music opportunities for all young people,” said Daniel Lewis, Founder and Chairman of The Lewis Prize for Music. “Taking a collaborative approach is more important than ever in the midst of COVID-19 and its deepening effect on longstanding inequities.”

About the Accelerator Awards

  • Three multi-year awards of $500,000 each will be awarded in January 2021.
  • The Accelerator Awards are open to Creative Youth Development music organizations seeking to influence youth-serving systems so all young people have equitable access to resources for them to thrive.
  • The deadline to submit an application is Friday, August 21, 2020.

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