Grants for Emerging Artists

2021 Grant Recipients Announcement

Congratulations to our 2021 grant recipients: Simone Browne,  Alicia Ding,  Annie Gao,  Jen Herrmann,  Ariel Hubbard,  Claire Janezic,  Alex Johnson,  Maria Krunic,  Carson Landry,  Anne Lu,  Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra,  Elisa Tersigni,  Naoko Tsujita, and Joshua Villanueva. Check back here in the future to learn more about these emerging artists!

To the grant recipients: the Disbursement Request Form is now available in MS Word or PDF format. (PDF Tip: use the Fill & Sign feature in the free Adobe Reader or another PDF program to fill and sign the form electronically.) 

2021-2022 Grant Administration Committee
Margaret Angelini,  Joey Cotruvo,  Roy Lee (chair) and Lynnli Wang
Email: emerging@gcna.org

Grant Program Information

NEW for 2021!

The GCNA is pleased to announce a new grant program to promote the development of aspiring artists and to provide them with educational opportunities as well as the equipment and tools necessary to obtain the experience to establish themselves professionally.

Eligible applicants are those who have passed a GCNA examination or obtained a similar credential within the past three years.

Group A Applicants

Applicants who have passed the GCNA Associate Carillonneur Examination (or obtained a similar credential such as the North American Carillon School Proficiency Certificate) within the past three years may receive grant allocations of up to $500, to be used for the following eligible expenses:

  1. Tuition and/or travel expenses for further carillon study within North America;
  2. Congress registration and/or travel expenses within North America to attend a GCNA Congress;
  3. Purchase of carillon sheet music for use in further carillon study or performance; and/or
  4. Travel expenses for short-term residences or internships at a carillon in North America.

Group B Applicants

Applicants who have passed the GCNA Carillonneur Examination (or obtained a similar credential such as the North American Carillon School Performance Diploma) within the past three years may receive grant allocations of up to $1,500, to be used for the following eligible expenses:

  1. Tuition and/or travel expenses for further carillon study within North America;
  2. Congress registration and/or travel expenses within North America to attend a GCNA Congress;
  3. Purchase of carillon sheet music for use in further carillon study or performance;
  4. Travel expenses for short-term residences or internships at a carillon in North America;
  5. Travel expenses to give recitals in North America;
  6. Rental or purchase of recording equipment to make demos to secure performance engagements in North America; and/or
  7. Rental or purchase of a practice keyboard in order to prepare for recitals in North America.


Application Process

The application form is available in MS Word or PDF format. (PDF Tip: use the Fill & Sign feature in the free Adobe Reader or another PDF program to fill and sign the form electronically.) 

Applications are due on September 30, 2021.

For those allocated funding in 2021, the grants may be used for eligible expenses incurred during the three-year period between October 2021 and September 2024. Funds are disbursed after receipts are submitted and expenses are verified.

Questions? Contact emerging@gcna.org


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