To honor Ronald Barnes' extraordinary contributions to the North American carillon art, the Guild established the Memorial Fund in 1998 for individuals to pursue studies, within North America, in North American carillon performance, composition, music history or instrument design. Application for the grant is open to all North Americans. The decision of the Barnes jury is announced at the annual GCNA congress held in June each year.
The GCNA offers grants to cover the costs of congress registration fees for two groups: first-time congress attendees; and successful advancement exam candidates to attend congress in a subsequent year.
This is a new grant program to promote the development of aspiring artists and to provide them with educational opportunities as well as the equipment and tools necessary to obtain the experience to establish themselves professional. Eligible applicants are those who have passed a GCNA examination or obtained a similar credential within the past three years. For more information, click here.
Up to seven $750 grants will be made available for hosts of carillon gatherings in Fall 2021/Winter 2022. Up to one event will be funded in each of the seven geographic regions of North America. For more information, click here.
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