Funding Priorities:
We grant to individuals and organizations with an exceptional talent for helping people feel fully alive through rhythm — as expressed in music and movement. We give special consideration to those who serve under-resourced communities.

We grant two-year fellowships to teaching artists specializing in music and movement. You must reside in the United States to be eligible. Click here to see current and past Fellows.

We fund organizations in Oregon and Washington. Read their bios here.
Special consideration is given to those committed to one or more of the following:
  • on-going skill building
  • working with children under 18
  • experts working and playing with non-experts
  • working toward synchrony and inclusion
  • overcoming barriers related to race and class
  • building community
  • linking diverse groups
  • creating a ripple effect
  • involving mentors
  • creating foot stomping public performances in a party-like atmosphere
We do not fund:
  • programs that require auditions
  • programs where mastery is the goal
  • performances where students are the audience
  • programs for purely religious purposes
  • theatrical productions without a commitment to joyful rhythm and movement
Geographic Scope:
Individuals (Fellows): United States
Organizations: Washington and Oregon

Size of Grants:
Individuals (Fellows): $5,000/year for two years
Organizations: $2,000 to $10,000

Individuals (Fellows): January 15
Organizations: by invitation only, summer

For more information, or to ask for an application, contact:
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