Do you have a special project in mind for your students?

Funds are available for you through your chapter!

Grant funding has been awarded for projects such as establishment of youth orchestras, instrument festivals, fiddle camps, chamber music camps, partnerships, and master classes given by guest artists. If you have an idea for your school or studio that would benefit from some financial assistance, consider funding that special project with grants from ASTA and PADESTA.

PADESTA Mini-Grants ($100–$300)

PADESTA is pleased to offer our members grants for activities and projects that will enhance stringed instrument education and/or performance. Grants are available for these activities:

  1. Activities for your students i.e. guest clinicians.
  2. Professional development for teachers. Does not include ASTA national conference.
  3. Other projects that are representative of PADESTA’s mission.

Deadlines for submission of applications are as follows:

For projects that occur in February through May: January 1
For projects that occur in June through September: May 1
For projects that occur in October through December and January: September 1 of the previous year

In addition to the PADESTA mini grant, ASTA offers a variety of grants and instruments. Applications and guidelines for the ASTA Grants & Award programs can be found here.