Natl. Endowment for the Humanities “America’s Music” film grant to libraries – Deadline Mar. 14, 2012

Grant name: America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway Deadline: March 14, 2012 Amount: $2,500 Awarding institution: National Endowment for the Humanities Eligible institutions: Libraries (public, academic, special) and nonprofit institutions or venues related to music or American history Program description 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).
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