Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® opens applications for 2018 Research and Preservation Grant Program

October 04, 2017 -- 6:00 am PDT

Deadline to apply is November 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants can visit

MIAMI, FL (Oct. 4th, 2017) — The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® today announced applications are officially open for its 2018 Research and Preservation Grant Program. This program provides grants to music institutions, nonprofit organizations, and individuals around the world who are enhancing and preserving Latin music heritage.

In November, a number of qualified candidates will be reviewed by a committee of experts from Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the United States. From that pool of applications, four will be bestowed a grant with a maximum value of $5,000 to assist with their music and cultural endeavors. Some of the past awardees’ works have been nominated for a Latin GRAMMY.

"Each year, the Foundation continues its mission to be a leader in preserving and advancing Latin music through scholarships, grants, and education programs, and we are proud to have provided grants totaling more than $56,000 thus far, " said Manolo Diaz, senior vice president of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. "We look forward to continuing our work, supporting researchers and music scholars that are creating work that enhances the essence of Latin culture."

Grants offered by the Foundation fall into one of two categories:

Research Grants – fund projects focused on historical research, folklore, and anthropology of Latin music genres.
Preservation Grants – support projects aiming to archive and preserve the heritage of Latin music.

About the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation was 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 need, 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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