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Carnets "Play the World" Grants


It's with great pleasure that we offer a limited number of Carnets "Play the World" Grants to a select group of League of American Orchestra members.
These grants are to assist recipients with the registration cost of either the Mid-Winter Managers' Meeting or the League's annual conference.

2021 grants are available for either the Annual Conference or Mid Winter Managers' meeting. League members may apply for one or both grants.

Orchestras who were awarded a grant for Conference 2020 will have their grant extended to the next in-person conference they attend.  We're looking forward to the 2021 virtual conference to be full of information, answers, predictions, and creativity for the days and months ahead.   

Download 2021 Grant Application
Prior Grant Recipients

"My attendance at the LOAO Conference in Nashville this year was a fruitful and valuable experience for me. Firstly I was reassured at the many similarities I noted between the UK and US orchestral sectors: we are both dealing with many of the same issues and challenges and both equally motivated by the desire to serve our audiences and bring the highest quality performances to as wide a ‘market’ as possible. We’re developing a range of audience development tools to achieve this and I gathered a range of ideas from my US counterparts as a result of my conference attendance. Sharing ideas, meeting others and networking with colleagues in a similar role is an exciting and hugely beneficial form of professional development.Michael Garvey - 2019 Recipient, Director, BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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Details of the Carnets "Play the World" Grant are:

  • General Managers, Operations Managers and Executive Directors from League member orchestras are eligible.
  • Awards are given to orchestras with a history of international touring or that have an international tour scheduled for a future date. An orchestra and individual recipient are not eligible for the grant more than once every 5 years.
  • The grant is for the League of American Orchestra Conference registration fees or comparable travel expenses.
  • The grant application will be available online several months prior to the Mid-Winter Managers' Meeting and annual Conference.
  • Grant recipients agree to:    
    o    provide Boomerang Carnets® with a copy of their League Conference
          Registration form following notification of the award,
    o    be available for a photo during the 202? Conference Exhibit
          hours (when applicable),
    o    pick up their grant check during the 202? Conference Exhibit
          hours (when applicable), and
    o    provide a brief (3-5 sentences) written summary of the
          benefits of attendance at Conference.

For further details please contact Moira Wilson, Grant Program Coordinator.