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GRAMMY Museum Grants Program

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits and
Individuals to Preserve North American Music

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GRAMMY Museum

Deadline Date:

10/15/19 Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations and individuals to preserve and archive music and other recorded sounds that are representative of North American heritage. Funding is also available for scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

The GRAMMY Museum Grants Program includes the two funding areas described below.

- Scientific Research Projects

The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program supports efforts in research that study the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, hearing loss alleviation, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. Examples of projects 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 as those addressing an important research question.

- Archiving and Preservation Projects:

The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program supports the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America. This funding area includes two categories.

1.  Preservation Implementation: Preservation Implementation Grants are available to help individuals and large organizations enhance their ability to preserve their collections which embody the recorded sound heritage of North America. The goal of these grants is to fund projects where the project materials have been identified and are in possession of the applicant, where preliminary assessment and planning has occurred, and where the applicant has addressed and/or is ready to implement the following:

  • Prioritization of materials (based on uniqueness, historically significance, and at-risk status)
  • Inventory and cataloging of the materials
  • Stabilized, climate controlled storage of materials
  • Address ownership or rights issues
  • Identification of qualified staff and/or vendors
  • Planned preservation methodology
  • Identification of long-term storage
  • Broad dissemination plan

2.  Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation: Preservation Assistance Grants are available to help individuals and small to mid-sized organizations enhance their ability to preserve their collections which embody the recorded sound heritage of North America. The goal of these grants is to fund the planning, assessment and preparation of recorded sound collections to be archived and preserved. Preservation Grants fund:

  • Preservation of original, pre-existing media and source material
  • Preservation projects which follow the recommended methodology.
  • Projects of historical, artistic, cultural and/or national significance
  • Archiving projects including the rescue, organization of and access to pre-existing media and  materials
  • Individual grantees & 501(c)3 organizations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181543

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum Award
- Archiving and Preservation Projects - Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award
- Archiving and Preservation Projects - Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award

Term of Contract:

Grant requests may span a time period of up to twenty-four months and cannot overlap with previously awarded projects.

Preferred project start dates are between 7/1/20 – 10/1/20; however, start dates outside of this time frame will be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Preservation Grants:

- Preservation Implementation Grants are available to help individuals and large organizations. Large organizations are defined as organizations with annual budgets of $1,000,000 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.
- A department with a budget of less than $1,000,000, located within an institution with a budget of more than $1,000,000 such as a library, museum or other organization in which archiving, preservation, cataloguing and other related experts are accessible to the project, should apply under the Implementation category
- Preservation Assistance Grants are available to help individuals and small to mid-sized organizations. Small to mid-sized organizations are defined as organizations with annual budgets of less than $1,000,000 and limited or no organizational access to “in-house” experts.
- Organizations and individuals with an annual budget under $1,000,000 may apply in either category.

For both Research and Preservation grants:

- The GRAMMY Museum does not fund organizations or individuals not based in North America (U.S. or Canada).
- The GRAMMY Museum does not fund 501(c)6 organizations.
- If your project is based in North America, but 51% or more of your project or collection pertains to Latin Music, these proposals are now funded by the Latin Recording Academy.

Limitations:

- Research projects: Research that has broad public accessibility (i.e. available at no cost via publications and/or conferences) will generally be given priority over projects that have limited public access (i.e. for pure science or shared solely in limited groups). Funding requests for projects with no public access are less likely to be considered but will be evaluated based on scientific impact and importance.
- Preservation projects: Collections that have broad public accessibility (i.e. available at no cost via internet and/or radio or television) will generally be given priority over projects that have limited public access (i.e. solely available on-site at no cost or by appointment). Funding requests for projects with no public access or leading only to commercial releases will rarely be considered, but will be evaluated for the collection’s historical significance and/or uniqueness.

For a complete list of ineligible funding expenses, see https://www.grammymuseum.org/assets/doc/2020-LOI-Research-Guidelines-c890acdc7c.pdf#page=1 (for Research projects) and https://www.grammymuseum.org/assets/doc/2020-LOI-Preservation-Guidelines-7428051856.pdf#page=2 (for Preservation projects).

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Inquiry Deadline is October 15, 2019. Letters of Inquiry that are received after the deadline date will not be considered.

Proposals received via email will not be accepted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online: http://grammymuseum.formstack.com/forms/2020_grant_loi

For questions, please email loi@grammy.com. (No phone calls, please.)

GRAMMY Museum
800 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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