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New York’s mayor offers $500,000 in grants to women in music

The grant is courtesy of The City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)

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$500,000 in grants is being offered to those who identify as women in the five boroughs of New York City by The City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME).

The grants are part of The NYC Women's Fund For Media, Music and Theatre Initiative, a project which in 2019 has awarded $1.5 million for various film, theatre and digital media projects by women.

The grants from MOME are for music projects specificially, and up to $20,000 will be awarded providing that 75% of the recording and studio time is in the city, or 75% of the project budget costs are spent locally.

Applications for the grants are now open.

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