NYSCA Musical Instrument Revolving Loan Fund Now Accepting Applications

The New York State Council on the Arts’ loan program allows eligible non-profits to apply for a low interest loan for the purchase of musical instruments for the presentation/teaching of music. Oct 6 deadline.

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) accepts applications on an annual basis for loans from the Musical Instrument Revolving Loan Fund (MIRLF). The loan program is competitive and allows eligible non-profit symphonies, ensembles and other types of cultural organizations to apply for a low interest loan for the purchase of musical instruments and certain equipment related to the presentation and/or teaching of music. The purpose of the funds is “to stimulate the professional growth of musicians and symphony orchestras which provide a vital educational and cultural service to the citizens of the state.”

Application Deadline:  5:00 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2015

To download the MIRLF Guidelines & Application, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/MIRLF16

(The file will open in Dropbox. If prompted to sign in, simply close the pop up window. A download button will appear in the upper right hand corner of the screen)

ABOUT

MIRLF was created by legislation in 1983 and was designed to stimulate artistic growth and productivity for professional musicians in symphonies/ensembles, students of music instruction, and cultural organizations by making loans available for eligible nonprofit organizations to purchase musical instruments and certain equipment directly related to the presentation or teaching of music.  To apply for a MIRLF loan, an organization must have received funding from NYSCA in FY13, 14 and 15 and have submitted all required Final Reports.
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete and submit a MIRLF application by the deadline, and submit to rita.putnam@arts.ny.gov.

To download the MIRLF Guidelines & Application,
please visit: http://tinyurl.com/MIRLF16
(The file will open in Dropbox. If prompted to sign in, simply close the pop up window. A download button will appear in the upper right hand corner of the screen)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Application Available: August 27, 2015
Application Deadline:  5:00 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Loan Term:  Up to 8 Years at 3% interest
Location:  New York State

For Further Information, Contact:

Rita Putnam
Phone: (212) 459-8830
rita.putnam@arts.ny.gov
New York State Council on the Arts
300 Park Avenue South, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Submit loan applications to Rita Putnam at rita.putnam@arts.ny.gov
New York State Council on the Arts │300 Park Ave South, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010
212-459-8800 │www.arts.ny.gov

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