For nearly 50 years, VAM has been a national leader in providing unique educational opportunities that have resulted in the cultivation of several generations of esteemed performing artists. In keeping with this tradition, the Emerging Artist Grant provides financial support for outstanding VAM students who are working toward a career in music performance.
Up to $25,000 is awarded annually in support of special career development projects. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
- Participation in an international competition
(national competitions are ineligible)
- National or international concert tours
- International festivals
- Artist residency programs
- Special Mentorship opportunities
- Any project deemed eligible by VAM’s Executive Director
While students may inquire about projects not listed above, the Executive Director can only provide counsel on the project’s eligibility and not the application’s merit (declaration of eligibility does not guarantee funding approval). Any inquiries pertaining to a project’s eligibility must be addressed in writing before the application is submitted.