At American Composers Forum, we believe a just world can be shaped through the shared human experience of living music.

For nearly 50 years, ACF has worked to cultivate an ecosystem that values living artists and music of our time. Today’s music creators depend on American Composers Forum for advocacy and resources.

When you give to ACF, you are investing in our community of living composers.

A gift to ACF will help us empower artists with information and resources.

Ask ACF is our newly launched, more robust platform of our help desk, where artists and allies can go for questions related to commissioning, album creation, promoting their work, and more. 

Our popular Opportunities page is a listing of open opportunities for music creators. We work with posting organizations to make these listings as equitable and accessible as possible.  

Our longtime record label innova recordings® continues to facilitate a more transparent and inclusive process for recording artists. By reducing fees and making the label more accessible to diverse artists at various stages in their recording projects, we are empowering artists that more traditional record labels may have overlooked.

A gift to ACF will support our work to model equitable collaborations and examples.

Our recently-launched Anatomy of a Commission series, is produced in partnership with American Composers Orchestra and National Sawdust. This first-of-its-kind resource is designed to help creators and their collaborators gain information around the commissioning process. 

We are now in our second year of Composing Inclusion, our co-commissioning  partnership with The Juilliard School’s Preparatory Division and New York Philharmonic. This project supports nine composers in creating “flex” scores for inter-generational ensembles – all with New York

A gift to ACF will help us advocate through storytelling and connections.

Our multimedia site, I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, provides accessible stories, playlists, and interviews with artists, to 10,000 monthly visitors. Artists approach the site as a place they trust to share narratives that are missing from the conversations, such as Reza Vali’s The Dust of Colonialism: Eurocentrism in Art Music, Megumi Sarashi’s Embracing Perfection: How Composer’s can Overcome Writer’s Block, or Allison Loggins-Hull’s A Letter to Your Institution as organizations navigate the social and political pressures today.

We are strongest when we work together, and when you make a gift to ACF, we can ensure that today’s artists are supported and valued.