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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 ($495-$845).                       

2022 grants are available for either the Annual Conference or Mid Winter Managers' meeting. League members may apply for one or both grants.

Download 2022 Grant Application
Prior Grant Recipients

"After a very intense year of focusing on the myriad details of bringing musicians together during  a pandemic, it was a necessary breathe of fresh air to take a step back and view things in the context of the bigger picture and why we do this work at all.  Thank you Boomerang Carnets for enabling me to attend this years digital conference, which left me inspired and excited for  the work ahead.Michelle Zwi - 2021 Recipient, Operations & Touring Manager, The Philadelphia Orchestra

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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 CarnetsĀ® with a copy of their League Conference
          Registration form following notification of the award,
    o    be available for a photo during the 2022 Conference Exhibit
    o    pick up their grant check during the 2022 Conference Exhibit
          hours, 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.