19 Apr 2022

Grants Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Music

Vilcek Foundation New York, NY, United States

Vilcek Foundation

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: June 10, 2022 – The Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant musicians who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in music.

The 2023 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Music:

  • Recognize and celebrate young foreign-born musicians
  • Highlight the many ways that immigrants’ contributions enrich our culture and society
  • Provide valuable support to musicians at a pivotal point in their career
  • Composers/Songwriters, Conductors, DJs, Instrumentalists, Producers, Singers/Vocalists are eligible to apply
  • Genres for consideration include Alternative, Classical/New Music, Country, Electronic, Global, Hip Hop/Rap, Jazz, Opera, Pop, R&B, Roots/Americana, Rock/Metal

Please read the following eligibility requirements carefully.

  • Have been born outside the United States of America to non-American parents.
  • Not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2022 (born on or after January 1, 1984). Exceptions will be made for applicants who were born on or after January 1, 1982 and experienced career interruptions due to medical, military, parental or caregiving leave.
  • Have lived in the United States for at least four years (or immigrated to the United States on or before December 31, 2018).
  • Be one of the following: a naturalized citizen or a permanent resident of the United States; a H-1B or O-1 visa holder with a valid visa stamp; a H-4 visa holder with a valid EAD card; a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief; an asylee or an asylum seeker who has applied for asylum and has a valid EAD card.
  • Have at least five years of professional experience in music.
  • Not be enrolled as a student (full-time).
  • have released at least 3 singles or albums on major or independent labels.
  • Intend to pursue a career in the United States.
  • Not be a past recipient of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in any category.

Full information is available online.

The Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in the United States and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences.

The arts and sciences need diversity to thrive. Diversity sparks dialogue. Diversity propels innovation. Diversity refines ideas. Immigrants from around the world bring the diverse perspectives that are crucial to strengthening America’s cultural and scientific community. At the Vilcek Foundation, we honor these essential contributions by recognizing the accomplishments of immigrants and advocates for immigrants in the arts and sciences.

The Vilcek Foundation
21 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Grants. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 05 May thru June, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Benefits: *No Application Fee and Cash or Value Awards.

Opportunity expires in 24 days.

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