Grant name: America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway
Deadline: March 14, 2012
Awarding institution: National Endowment for the Humanities
Eligible institutions: Libraries (public, academic, special) and nonprofit institutions or venues related to music or American history
The NEH Small Grants to Libraries and Other Nonprofit Institutions program
brings humanities public programming to libraries and other eligible nonprofit
institutions across the country.
America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues
to Bluegrass to Broadway is a six-week public program featuring
documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century
American popular music. The six sessions focus on these uniquely American
musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock
’n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop. The project will provide DVDs of compelling
documentary films, discussion guidelines, original essays by eminent scholars,
extensive resource guides, and Web support. The project will offer participating
organizations training in how to organize, promote, and run the series
successfully. All libraries and nonprofit organizations selected to implement
the public program will receive grants of $2,500 for project expenses. Fifty
organizations (libraries and other eligible nonprofits) will be selected to
receive a grant to present this series of community programs on the history of
American popular music. The grantee institutions are expected to offer the
programs between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013.
For more information
The federal grant application process can be quite extensive. If you would like assistance navigating the application requirements, please contact Kathryn Brockmeier at the Nebraska Library Commission by e-mail or phone, 402-471-4002 (toll-free in NE 800-307-2665).