Grant Program for the Research and Preservation of Latin Music Launches 2019 Application Season
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation announced today that applications are officially open for its 2019 Research and Preservation Grant Program. This program provides grants to music institutions, musicologists, researchers, nonprofit organizations, and individuals around the world who are enhancing and preserving Latin music heritage.
Grants offered by the Foundation fall into one of two categories:
- Research Grants which fund projects focused on historical research, folklore, and anthropology of Latin music genres.
- Preservation Grants which support projects aiming to archive and preserve the heritage of Latin music
Applications from qualified candidates for the above will be reviewed by a committee of experts from Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the United States. Four applicants will be bestowed with a grant that has a maximum value of $5,000.
“The Foundation’s goal continues to be the advancement of Latin music through our various programs, and these grants provide valuable assistance to the recipients and their music and cultural endeavors,” said Manolo Diaz, Senior Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. “We are proud that the 2019 grants will bring us up to almost $100,000 USD in the total awarded – including past recipients, some of which have been nominated for a Latin GRAMMY.”
In addition to these grants, the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation’s commitment to promoting international awareness and appreciation for Latin music includes awarding several scholarships throughout the year. To date, 156 scholarships have been awarded, totaling $3.4 million USD to help students with financial constraints fund their studies.
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 interested in Latin music with financial need, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres.