Grammy Museum Grant Program Awards $200,000 for Music Research and Sound Preservation

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The Grammy Museum Grant Program awards $200,000 to 14 recipients to provide support for music archiving, preservation, and research.

The Grammy Museum Grant Program has announced that $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 14 recipients in the US to help facilitate a range of music research, as well as support several archiving and preservation programs.

Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Museum Grant Program provides funding annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of American recorded sound heritage, as well as research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

“This year marks the 36th year that the Grammy Museum and Recording Academy have partnered to provide much deserved funding for music research and preservation projects across the United States and Canada. During that time, we have awarded more than $8.3 million to 479 grantees,” said Michael Sticka, President and CEO of the Grammy Museum.

“It is our vision to lead in creating a world in which shared love of music sparks curiosity, creativity, and community. We are honored to help these incredible projects continue to inspire the music, science, and technology world of tomorrow.”

Scientific Research Grantees

  • Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience — Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School – $19,848
  • New York University — New York, New York – $19,953
  • Northwestern University — Chicago, Illinois – $20,000
  • University of Toronto — Mississauga, Ontario – $20,000

Preservation Assistance Grantees

  • Colin Morgan — Sedro-Woolley, Washington – $5,000
  • Painted Bride Art Center, Fiscal Sponsor for Philadelphia Jazz Legacy Project — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – $5,000
  • Regan Sommer McCoy — New York, New York – $5,000
  • Rico Washington — New York, New York – $5,000

Preservation Implementation

  • Cape Breton University, Beaton Institute — Sydney, Nova Scotia – $16,699
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum — Nashville, Tennessee – $20,000
  • East Tennessee State University — Johnson City, Tennessee – $20,000
  • Kronos Performing Arts Association — San Francisco, California – $12,500
  • University of Iowa Libraries — Iowa City, Iowa – $11,000
  • University of North Texas — Denton, Texas – $20,000

In 2008, the Grammy Museum Grant Program expanded its categories to include assistance grants for individuals and small to mid-sized organizations to aid collections held by those that might not have access to the expertise needed to create a preservation plan. The assistance planning process may include inventorying and stabilizing a collection, and articulates the steps to be taken to archive recorded sound materials for future generations.