Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation now accepting applications for 2016 Grant Programs

September 10, 2015 -- 6:00 am PDT

Four Grants with a Value of $5,000 each will be awarded to Scholars and Cultural
Institutions for the Research and Preservation of Latin Music Genres

Deadline to Apply is Nov. 2, 2015

MIAMI, FL (Sept. 10, 2015) – The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®announced today that it is accepting applications for its 2016 Research Grant and Preservation Grant programs, which are designed to enhance and preserve the rich contribution of Latin music and its makers to the world's culture. Each grant program, consisting of two awards with a maximum cash value of $5,000 each, is open to music and cultural institutions, nonprofit organizations as well as individuals and scholars around the world with projects related to the research and preservation of Latin music genres. Applicants will be selected through a competitive process guided by a committee of professional experts across the Latin region. Applications are now available at and the deadline to apply is Nov. 2, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Research Grants will support Latin music projects presented by institutions and individuals internationally. Historical Latin music research, anthropology, documentation of Latin music traditions, and Latin music folklore are encouraged.

Preservation Grants will support projects presented by institutions and individuals around the world that aim to archive and preserve the heritage of Latin music.

Projects related to the Latin music culture of these 24 countries are eligible: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, the United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

For questions after reviewing the guidelines, please email

Earlier this year, the Latin GRAMMY Foundation awarded four noteworthy projects with a $5,000 grant to assist the organizations' efforts of furthering their respective missions and objectives. The recipients of the first grants were The New Sounds Of Marimba (Cali, Colombia); Bullerengue Universal (New York); Aumbata:, All Voices (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic); and Preserving The Puerto Rican Hellfighters' Music Legacy (New York)..

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundationwas established by The Latin Recording Academy® to promote international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world's culture, and to protect its rich musical legacy and heritage. The Foundation's primary charitable focus is to provide scholarships to students of Latin music with financial needs, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres. For additional information, please visit us at Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, or join us on Twitter and Facebook.

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