Sunday, 12 June 2011

Foundation for Bluegrass Music plans grants in memory of two bluegrass giants

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music (USA), under the auspices of the IBMA, announces:

The bluegrass music world lost two important icons in 2011 in the persons of Hazel Dickens and Carlton Haney. In their memory, the Foundation for Bluegrass Music will be funding grants and/or scholarships this year and has set 15 August 2011 as the deadline to apply for these resources.

A one-time fund of $10,000 has been earmarked with the following guidelines for applicants: up to $5,000 in memory of Dickens to fund public projects and/or education scholarships that foster 'artistic' development involving deserving young people, and up to $5,000 in memory of Haney to fund public projects and/or education scholarships that foster bluegrass music 'business' development involving deserving young people.

Read more here or on the Foundation website.