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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 $220- $785 grants are to assist recipients with costs of either the Mid-Winter Managers' Meeting or the League's annual conference.

2020 grants are available for either the League's Annual Conferences or Mid Winter Managers' meetings. League members may apply for one or both grants.

Download 2020 Grant Application
Prior Grant Recipients

"Attending the League of American Orchestras Conference is essential to my professional growth and development as a youth orchestra executive. the chance to learn from colleagues and industry experts about their experiences helps me to inform our staff and board as we consider ways in which we might better serve our community.  Being able to come together to exchange ideas and hear lessons learned from others is so important -- particularly for those of us who work in small organizations!  I am grateful to Boomerang Carnets for their support of this meaningful opportunity,"  Steven Murray - 2017 Recipient, Executive Director, Youth Symphony of Kansas City

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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 2020 Conference Exhibit
    o    pick up their grant check during the 2020 Conference Exhibit
          hours, and
    o    provide a brief (3-5 sentences) written summary of the
          benefits of attendance at Conference.
  • NEW - Orchestra grant recipients are eligible for an additional $250 cash (or equivalent) prize if they receive an ATA Carnet and carnet bond from boomerang carnetsĀ® for an international tour within 12 months of receiving the grant.

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