There are a number of potential sources for financial support to bring a Young Audiences of Massachusetts program into your school.
There are no guarantees, however, since the funding landscape shifts constantly. Please contact YAMA at 617-629-9262 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.
- Town-wide scheduling discount
10% off (up to $1000) the program price when 8 or more performances by the same artist are scheduled within the same town by one coordinator. Not applicable to residencies.
- Schedule with other schools in your town
For the majority of our artists, if more than one school in the same district schedule a performance on the same day, those schools split the program fee. Please ask for more details at the time of scheduling.
- Coffee Pond subsidy
Schools that use Coffee Pond Photography for their school portraits receive $100 off any Young Audiences program. Discount offered once per school year. www.coffeepond.com
- Local Cultural Council (LCC) grants
Schools should contact their LCC for possible grant opportunities. For supporting materials for grant applications, visit the page of your desired artist or ensemble.
(Note: LCC grant applications are usually due by October 15th each year.) www.massculturalcouncil.org/programs/lccgrants.asp
- Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) grants
The MCC has a number of grant programs that may offer funding for residencies. Please contact YAMA for supporting materials for grant applications.
- Local business partners
Contact local businesses for possible subsidy opportunities. YAMA is happy to write letters of support for funding proposals.
- Target grants
Target Stores offer arts grants to local schools. Visit your local Target or visit their Website for more information.