APPLY | New Music USA — Reel Change Film Music Grants
This five-year fund offers grants of approximately $20,000 to film composers from marginalized groups
New Music USA are currently accepting applications for their Reel Change Film Music Grants, which offer individualized grants of around $20,000 to composers of film music from traditionally marginalized backgrounds. The fund was established in 2020 and will continue to provide grants for a timeline of five years.
The grants are partially supported by Spitfire Audio, Steinberg, and Native Instruments. Spitfire Audio will donate $1K in software packages to each grantee, as well as providing promotional support of the Reel Change program. Steinberg will provide hardware and software packages. Native Instruments will provide the flagship music production suite Komplete Collectors Edition for each grantee.
Around four to six grants will be given each year. 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.
You can find out more about the grants and submit an application here.