What We Fund and Who May Apply
Grants are available to eligible organizations and institutions which sponsor:
- Film music research and writing
- Film music cataloging and preservation
- Film scoring studies and workshops
- Film music-related projects that meet the FMF criteria
In most cases, individual applicants do not apply directly but rather are screened by their host nonprofit or educational organization which then applies to the FMF on the individual's behalf. For example, instructors at university film scoring workshops may apply on behalf of individuals who have been selected by the instructor.
Grants are not made to or for:
- Individuals unaffiliated with an institution (some exceptions may be considered)
- Religious or political organizations for promotion of their beliefs
- Endowed chairs, fellowships, internships or other academic positions
- Organizations that would re-grant the money to others
- Production of film, DVDs, CDs, live performance, award events or other for-profit media
- Fundraising, annual campaigns or ongoing operational support
- Composer demos
- Authorship on fan websites
The FMF prefers to consider requests that are one-time or short-term in nature.
Most of our grants are $1,500 – $8,000, which give us the greatest flexibility in reaching the widest number of requests.
For legal and/or financial reasons, Domestic (U.S.) applications may take priority over non-U.S. applications.
Whenever and wherever possible, recipients should acknowledge the FMF as a source of funding.