The Foundation for Bluegrass Music Announces Grants to Honor Bluegrass Music Innovators
The Foundation for Bluegrass Music Announces Grants to Honor Bluegrass Music Innovators • The Mast Farm Inn is honored to support The Foundation for Bluegrass Music. • "The Foundation for Bluegrass Music connects passion with purpose and is a means for people and organizations to support the art form through charitable donations and planned giving. We help donors and their families meet their charitable goals by connecting them with programs and initiatives that serve their interests. By connecting donors, nonprofits, bluegrass leaders and other partners…we help make philanthropy happen." ~ The Foundation for Bluegrass Music
The Foundation for Bluegrass Music Announces Grants to Honor Bluegrass Music Innovators • "The world of bluegrass music lost two very important innovators in 2011 and 2012, Mr. Warren Hellman and Mr. Earl Scruggs. The Foundation for Bluegrass Music will be funding grants in their honor this year and has set August 15, 2012 as the deadline to apply for these resources." To download grant application form click here.
Earl Scruggs was perhaps one of the only musicians in any genre who created the definitive sound of his instrument in the genre; banjo players around the world will forever identify the sound of the three-finger style of bluegrass banjo playing as “Scruggs style.” Mr. Scruggs passed away on March 28, 2012.
Warren Hellman was a visionary who created, funded and grew his California-based “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” free event into one of the largest of its kind in the country. Mr. Hellman passed away on December 18, 2011.
“In remembrance of these two highly creative individuals who have left huge footprints in the history of American music in the areas of performance and event production, we will allocate funds to foster innovation in the world of bluegrass music,” said Foundation president Greg Cahill. “We are very pleased to honor the memory of these brilliant men in this way.”
A fund of $8000 has been earmarked to support public projects that foster innovative development in the world of bluegrass music. Individual grants ranging from $2000-4000 will be given in memory of Earl Scruggs and Warren Hellman. Of special interest are bluegrass music-related projects and programs that involve education or youth. This is a competitive application process and candidates must meet the Foundation’s Grant Application Guidelines. Grants awarded will be announced no later than September 28, 2012, with funds available after January 1, 2013. Donations to the Foundation for these or related efforts are welcomed in any denomination and these grants will be funded regardless of donations received.
The Foundation for Bluegrass Music is a non-profit (501c3) organization created to serve as an “umbrella” under which funds may be placed and disbursed to support educational, literary and artistic activities related to bluegrass music, of public benefit. Examples of programs that can grow under this umbrella include Bluegrass in the Schools (grants, workshops, programs); academic conferences; literary works and related efforts; public artistic presentation of an educational nature; historic preservation; and other works of a charitable nature. For more info, please go to www.bluegrassfoundation.org/Grants or write to The Foundation for Bluegrass Music; 2 Music Circle South, Suite 100; Nashville, TN 37203.