Costs Covered by Grants
The Rachel Barton Pine (RBP) Foundation’s Grants for Education and Career help cover such expenses as fees for supplemental lessons, entrance fees to competitions, audition recording sessions, travel expenses for lessons or competitions or auditions, sheet music purchase, piano accompanist fees, and instrument repair and maintenance.
Typical awards are $500-$1500.
The RBP Foundation does NOT provide support for the private purchase of instruments, nor do we provide support for tuition costs for lessons at music schools or summer music programs.
Criteria for Determining Awards
Applications are accepted from young classical players of bowed string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass, baroque violin, baroque viola, baroque cello, viola da gamba) between the ages of 10 and 29 of any gender, race, ethnicity, or country of origin. Grants are given on the basis of musical talent and accomplishment, artistic aspirations, financial need, and the availability of funds.
Deadline for Application
The RBP Foundation reviews grant applications once a year. Applications must be received by December 1st; you will be notified by January 5th.
Awardees are welcome to reapply in subsequent years.
To apply for a grant, you must use the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation’s portal on getacceptd.com.
Other Assistance Programs for Young Artists
- Amati Foundation
- Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation
- Benslow Instrument Loan Scheme
- Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank
- Carlsen Cello Foundation
- Doublestop Foundation
- Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Scholarship
- Loan Fund for Musical Instruments
- Maestro Foundation
- Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
- National Arts Council of Singapore Violin Loan Scheme
- National YoungArts Foundation
- New York State Council on the Arts Musical Instrument Revolving Loan Fund
- Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grants
- Virtu Foundation
Please contact the RBP Foundation if you know of any other resources that should be added to this list. Thank you.