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Grammy Foundation seeks applicants from the Gulf

The foundation will dedicate a portion of funds to support music archiving and preservation projects for Gulf region.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2006 15:02 IST
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The Grammy Foundation has announced that its grant programme for 2006 will dedicate a portion of funds to support music archiving and preservation projects for Gulf region collections. The online application is currently available at www.grammyfoundation.com and the deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2006.

"This special grant cycle was created to address the importance of preserving the Gulf Region's musical legacy for future generations," said Neil Portnow, President of the Grammy Foundation and The Recording Academy.

"The hurricanes put a spotlight on the vulnerability of this cultural center, and we believe that these funds will be a building block to protect and restore its vast musical history, benefitting both the music community and the public at large."

In this special cycle, Grammy Foundation grants, which typically range from $10,000 – $40,000, will be awarded to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Gulf Coast area.

The Grammy Foundation's grant program is funded by The Recording Academy. Now in its 18th year, the Grammy Foundation grant program has awarded more than $2 million dollars to more than 200 noteworthy projects.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals.

The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public.

The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.

For more information, visit www.grammyfoundation.com.

First Published: Feb 08, 2006 15:02 IST