We fund the performance and recording of contemporary music by Northeast Ohio composers


The Bascom Little Fund is a charitable trust created for the promotion of new contemporary music by Northeast Ohio composers through concerts, publications, recordings, and more.

  • Only 501(c)(3) public charities will be considered for funding. Composers and ensembles must work with partner organizations (501(c)(3) with that status.

  • Fiscal sponsorship refers to the practice of non-profit organizations offering their legal and tax-exempt status to groups—typically projects—engaged in activities related to the sponsoring organization's mission.

  • Composers must currently reside in the Northeast Ohio Area.

  • Special consideration will be given to applications indicating other financial support.

  • The Bascom Little Fund does not fund the commission of new works.

  • Explore previously funded organizations for an overview of projects.

Review Procedures

Award Announcements will be made in writing by June 30. Funding decisions will be made by a peer panel chosen by the Fund. The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:

  • Artistic quality and professionalism of the ensemble and its repertoire.

  • Commitment to the performance of contemporary music over a substantial period of time.

  • Demonstrated financial ability to carry a season or project to completion.

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Project Information
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