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America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway

Department: Library
Grant Name: America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway
Program/Project Description: A six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music.
Grant Amount: 2,500.00
Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association

Project Contact:

Lori Lowery
533-4415
llowery@leegov.com

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Brief Summary
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.
Program Statistics
In the most recent competition the Small Grants to Libraries program received 78 applications. The program made forty awards, for a funding ratio of 51 percent.
Note that in this competition only libraries were eligible to apply; other nonprofit institutions were not eligible applicants.
The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from competition to competition, as can the funding ratio. Information about the number of applications and awards in the most recent competition is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in previous competitions is available from publicpgms@neh.gov.
 


Grant Type: Formula Grant