Sunday, September 20, 2009

Grants for American Music Archiving Or Preservation Projects

From The Foundation Center...

Deadline: October 1, 2009 (Letter of Inquiry)

Grammy Foundation Announces New Letter of Inquiry Process for Grant Cycle

Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Foundation Grant Program administers grants annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas, as well as scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

The program has announced revisions to this year's grant application process, including a new Letter of Inquiry requirement and changes to the timeline and grant amounts.

The foundation will award Scientific Research Project grants up to a maximum of $20,000 each to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well those addressing an important research question.

The foundation will award Archiving and Preservation Project grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories: Preservation Implementation ($20,000 maximum award each); and Planning, Assessment, and/or Consultation ($5,000 maximum award each).

A Letter of Inquiry is now required before submission of a full application. Inquiries must be received by no later than October 1, 2009. If the project is recommended for further consideration, the applicant will be invited to submit a full application in early November. Full applications will be due within approximately four weeks of notification and wards will be announced in March 2010.

Visit the Grammy Foundation Web site for the updated grant guidelines and application procedures.

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