This week, the GRAMMY Museum announced that $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 15 recipients in the United States and Canada to help facilitate a range of research projects and archiving and preservation programs. Research projects include work on musical anhedonia, musical training's relationship to complex memories, and the relationship between cognitive function and singing accuracy. Preservation projects include the archiving of uncirculated John Hartford jam tapes, 960 audio reels of Cajun and zydeco artists, and 221 rare interview recordings with African-American actors, performers, composers, musicians, and scholars.
Funded by the Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program annually provides funding to organizations and individuals to support the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, in addition to research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. To date, this program has awarded more than $7.5 million to more than 400 grantees.
The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry to the Grant Program is Oct. 15. Guidelines and the letter of inquiry form for the 2020 cycle will be available soon.