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Grammy Foundation: Museum Grants Program

Deadline: October 1, 2017

The Grammy Museum Grants Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. Grants fund the following areas:

  • Scientific Research Projects: Grants 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.
  • Archiving and Preservation Projects: Grants 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 and Assistance, Assessment, and/or Consultation.

Amount: Varies by project type:

  • Scientific Research Projects: Grants range up to $20,000
  • Archiving and Preservation Projects: Preservation and Implementation grants range up to $20,000; and Assistance, Assessment, and/or Consultation grants range up to $5,000

Eligibility: Organizations and individuals in North America (United States and Canada) are eligible. Additional eligibility is dependent upon project type:

  • Preservation Implementation Grants help individuals and large organizations enhance their ability to preserve their collections that embody the recorded sound heritage of North America. Large organizations are defined as organizations with annual budgets of $500,000 or more and/or are located within an institution that includes a library or museum or other division in which archiving, preservation, cataloguing and other related experts are accessible to the project.
  • Preservation Assistance Grants help small to mid-sized organizations, defined as organizations with limited or no organizational access to “in-house” experts and an annual budget under $500,000.

Link: http://www.grammymuseum.org/programs/grants-program

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