Individual composers in the Philadelphia region are eligible to apply. Applicants need not be members of the American Composers Forum to apply; however, artists whose projects are funded must become ACF members and remain ACF members for the duration of the project. To join ACF online, visit the composersforum.org website
Composers are encouraged to work closely with the film director in the project planning and application process. However, the composer must submit the application and if awarded, the composer will receive the grant award. In order to encourage greater access to and broader distribution of the resources available, previous Community Partners: Film Composers grant recipients must sit out one full year before reapplying. Grants will be made to composers residing in the following six counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia Counties in PA and Camden County in NJ. The film director need not be Philadelphia based, but the project must involve a Philadelphia community (as outlined above).