Applications are now being accepted for grants from the Madison Jazz Society. Grants will be awarded to school jazz-centered programs to enhance their jazz education programs. Last year, the society awarded more than $5,000 to school programs. The application deadline is October 1, 2017.
The Madison Jazz Society is a non-profit, all volunteer group formed in 1984 to encourage the performance of and education about jazz. It sponsors six annual concerts and a jazz festival. The society will sponsor its 30th annual Capital City Jazz Fest in 2018.
School programs can apply for grants to help purchase instruments and equipment, sheet music, play-along CDs, books or videos and the hiring of guest artists. Awards will be based partly on proposals that create opportunities for the greatest number of students to learn about and participate in jazz. Grant proposals are limited to $500 per project.
Grant applications are available at www.madisonjazz.com.