Latin GRAMMY® Cultural Foundation now accepting applications for grant programs

March 09, 2015 -- 6:00 am PDT

First Of Its Kind Grants Available On An International Level

Four Grants Of A Maximum of $5,000 Will Be Awarded to Scholars, Cultural and

Music Institutions for Research and Preservation

Deadline To Apply Is April 17, 2015

 

MIAMI, FL (March 9, 2015) — The Latin GRAMMY Cultural FoundationTM announced today that it will begin accepting applications for its first ever grant programs which will be available to applicants in 24 countries. The Research and Preservation Grant program's goal is to enhance and preserve the rich contribution of Latin music and its makers to the world's culture. Applications are now available at www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.com  and the application deadline is April 17, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation will offer four grants each with a maximum of $5,000 (U.S.) to assist 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. 

The two types of grants offered are:

The Research Grant will support projects of Latin music genres presented by institutions and individuals internationally. Historical music research, anthropology, documentation of music traditions, and  music folklore are encouraged in the following 24 countries: 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, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The Preservation Grant will support projects presented by institutions and individuals around the world containing efforts that advance the archiving and heritage preservation of Latin music genres in the following 24 countries: 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, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

To apply and for additional information please visit www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.com.  

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation was established in 2014 by The Latin Recording Academy®, to further international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world's culture, through scholarships, fellowships, grants and education programs.

For questions after reviewing the guidelines please write to lgcf@grammy.com

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Media Contact:

Louis Vázquez/The Latin Recording Academy /310.392.3777/louis.vazquez@grammy.com