Dear Puget Sound Music Therapists,
On behalf of American Music Therapy Association and the Advisory Team overseeing the Wilson Trust Music Therapy Project (WTMTP), I am pleased to announce a Program Announcement: Clinician Small Grants. The purpose of this Program Announcement is to improve music therapy service availability and accessibility in the Puget Sound region of Washington. This program provides small grant funding and is open to music therapists residing in the Puget Sound region who are AMTA members in good standing in 2014 and 2015.
WTMTP is a project of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and consists of a $400,000 dollar legacy gift thanks to the generosity of the Eleanor and Raymond Wilson Charitable Trust. Mrs. Wilson lived a long and fruitful life in the Puget Sound region of Washington and actively supported music and environmental causes. AMTA received this gift for the express purpose of growing sustainable music therapy services in the Puget Sound region.
The purpose of this Program Announcement on Clinician Small Grants is to provide small grant funding in support of professional activities of qualified music therapists (a credentialed MT-BC or recognized designations listed with NMTR, CMT, RMT, ACMT) residing in the Puget Sound region. This is a small grant program to increase music therapy services in the community. The program is in keeping with AMTA’s mission to advance music therapy services. The grants are intended to help music therapists further their ability to provide services, increase services to clients, improve access to music therapy services, and/or contribute to the development of the profession of music therapy in the Puget Sound region of the State of Washington.
Eligibility: Individuals who meet the following three criteria are invited to complete and submit an application:
1) Are current members of AMTA,
2) Are established residents of the Puget Sound region, and
3) Hold MT-BC or are listed on the National Music Therapy Registry.
Funding: The maximum amount per application is not to exceed $1,500. The funding amount is intended to provide a boost for practicing therapists so they may contribute to the growth and development of music therapy services in the Puget Sound Region.
Barb Else – Special Projects/WTMTP
Barbara A. Else, MPA, LCAT, MT-BC
Consultant: Sr. Advisor, Policy and Research
Disaster Response Coord.
American Music Therapy Assn.
520-245-7717 (work cell)