The Liz Swados Inspiration Grant Application is closed for 2018. Check back next year!

The Liz Swados Inspiration Grant seeks to honor the late composer, writer, and director by recognizing an influential female music educator in New York City. This $5,000 fellowship is underwritten by actress Diane Lane in partnership with the Ziegfeld Club Inc.

Eligibility

  • You must identify as a female teacher or teaching artist.
  • Your primary field must be music education. (We realize that many teaching artists’ work is deeply interdisciplinary; music should be fundamental to your teaching in order to apply for this grant.)
  • You must have at least 5 years of teaching experience.
  • You must teach at least 20 hours a week.
  • You must both live and work in New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island).
  • You must have both lived and worked in New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island) for at least one year prior to the application.