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Foundation For Bluegrass Music Announces Funds For Grants

By Mandolin Cafe
October 19, 2010 - 12:00 pm

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The Foundation for Bluegrass Music

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music

Nashville, Tenn. — The Foundation for Bluegrass Music, a non-profit charitable organization (501c3) created to serve as an umbrella under which funds can be placed and disbursed to support educational, literary, artistic and historic preservation activities of public benefit has announced a one-time general grant request application deadline of December 15, 2010, for projects planned for the calendar year of 2011 or 2012.

Examples of programs that can grow under this umbrella include Bluegrass in the Schools (grants, teacher workshops, educational DVD, lesson plan competition, etc.); academic conferences; literary work and related efforts; public artistic presentation of an educational nature; historic preservation; and other works of a charitable nature.

Grant awards will be announced by March 15, 2011. The Foundation's general grant budget for 2011 is $10,000, with the goal of funding four projects at an average of $2,500 each.

In addition to the general grant category, a one-time exceptional grant request application deadline of December 15, 2010 has been announced for projects that will celebrate the Bill Monroe Centennial and focus on educational efforts that involve young people, during the 2011 calendar year. Grant awards will be announced by March 15, 2011. The Foundation board has set aside an exceptional grant award budget for 2011 of up to $10,000, with the goal of funding one project.

Starting in 2011, there will be an annual general grant application deadline of August 15 for projects planned for 2012.

Additional information:
Foundation For Bluegrass Music


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