By Villa Albertine
Today, more than ever, Villa Albertine is proud to encourage, promote, and support artistic performances and creations through the Jazz & New Music program.
In 2004, Albertine Foundation created two music programs with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to encourage collaborations between French and American artists and ensembles in the field of jazz and contemporary music.
Jazz & New Music is a Villa Albertine program developed in partnership with the Albertine Foundation and supported by the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français, SACEM (Société des auteurs et éditeurs de musique), and the CNM (Centre National de la Musique).
Over the past twenty years, the program has granted $4 million in funds to support over 300 projects in jazz and contemporary music, resulting in 65 recordings and more than 700 concerts, commissions, and residencies in France and the United States.
The 2024 call for applications is open until February 29, 2024 at 11:59pm ET.
The next Jazz & New Music application focuses on projects taking place between September 1, 2024 and August 31, 2025.
Financial support is given through:
– Creative Grants for new creations and commissions
– Touring Grants for tours of French artists and ensembles in the US
Please carefully read the eligibility criteria and updated guidelines for each grant.
Jazz & New Music Creative Grants support projects jointly conceived by French and American professional musicians and institutions that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the musical aesthetics it defends. The grants also supports new commissions for French composers, especially in the field of new music.
Jazz & New Music Touring Grants support tours of French musicians and ensembles, with a minimum of three performances in the US.
Calendar and Application
Call for Applications Opens: December 15, 2023
Application Deadline: February 29, 2024, 11:59 PM ET
Projects must take place between September 1, 2024 and August 31, 2025
Sponsors and Partners
Jazz & New Music is an Albertine Foundation and Villa Albertine program, supported by the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français, Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique (SACEM), and the Centre National de la Musique (CNM).
Program Officer, Music
A program of Albertine Foundation
Ministry of Culture
The French Ministry of Culture aims to make the major works of humanity— and especially those of France— accessible to the largest number of people possible. As such, it maintains a policy of conservation, of protection, and of development of all components of French cultural heritage. It promotes the creation of works of art and of the mind, and the development of art practices and education. It further contributes to cultural initiatives outside of France, and to initiatives relating to the establishment of French cultural programs throughout the world.
The Institut français is responsible for France’s international cultural program. Supervised by both the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and by the Ministry of Culture, it promotes French culture abroad through cultural exchange initiatives. Operating in a space where the arts, intellectual exchange, cultural and social innovation, and linguistic partnerships interact and intersect, it is also responsible for promoting the French language and the sharing of works, artists, and ideas all over the world. The Institut français is one of Villa Albertine’s main French partners.
The role of SACEM is to provide protection, representation and service for original music composers, authors and publishers SACEM collects authors’ rights and redistributes the payments to the rights-holders SACEM promotes and supports original creative music in every different form. SACEM is a private entity; it is a non-trading company [“société civile”] directed by authors, composers and publishers.
Centre national de la musique
Created on January 1, 2020, the CNM is an organization designed to accompany and support the various stakeholders in the music sector, from artists and songwriters to labels, music publishers, concert promoters, venues, managers, sound engineers and retailers. The CNM is a public-private partnership, operating under the aegis of the French Ministry of Culture.