NEWS! The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $2,807,000 to continue its Recordings at Risk regranting program to digitize “at-risk” audio and audiovisual materials of high scholarly value. The program will run four competitions between May 2019 and April 2021, awarding a total of $2.2 million.
Audio and audiovisual recordings document vital, irreplaceable aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century life, but if the current generation of professionals fails to act, vast amounts of this history will be lost. Digital reformatting is currently the best available solution for ensuring the survival and utility of recorded content stored on fragile or obsolete media such as magnetic tape, grooved discs, cylinders, or film.
Digitization of audio and/or audiovisual materials
Deadline for next cycle: July 9, 2019
Enabling New Scholarship through Increasing Access to Unique Materials
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has generously awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) funds to support the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives program.
April 3, 2019
Final proposal round is by invitation only.
Grant Amounts: Maximum allowable request for 2019: single-institution projects: between $50,000 and $250,000 / for collaborative projects: between $50,000 and $500,000
NHPRC Access to Historical Records Grants: Archival Projects
Grant Amount: Up to $100,000 for one or two-year projects
All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may preserve and process historical records to:
NHPRC Access to Historical Records Grants: Major Initiatives
Successful preliminary proposal applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline Passed: January 17, 2019 (Notification of invitation to submit full application April 16, 2019)
Full Proposal Deadline: July 11, 2019
Grant Amount:$100,000 to $350,000 for one to three-year projects
All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may:
Division of Preservation and Access
The NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government, dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. Grants for preservation and conservation projects are managed by its Division of Preservation and Access.
Deadline: July 16, 2019
Grant amount: up to $350,000 for Implementation Projects
Implementing preservation measures, such as digitization; preserving and improving access to born-digital sources; rehousing; and conservation treatment leading to enhanced access.
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With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grants Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry - October
Museum grants are offered in two catagories: Preservation & Research.
The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America.
The Preservation area has two funding categories. To determine under which category of preservation grant you should apply, please click here.
A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award
B. Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award
Deadline: December 15, annually
Amounts: From $2,000 tp $10,000
The ARSC Program for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings was founded in 2004 (to begin in 2006) by Al Schlachtmeyer and the Board of Directors of ARSC to encourage and support the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by individuals and organizations.
Projects involving preservation in any valid and reasonable fashion.
The National Recording Preservation Foundation offers grants to non-profit archives, libraries, museums, universities and other entities engaged in the preservation of audio materials that demonstrate cultural or historical importance and are held within the United States of America.
Preservation and/or archiving, digitization, collection appraisal and planning, material or professional conservation, and the creation of means for public and or research access to collections.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, write to NRPF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put in the subject line: Request for Grant Application Details. They will send by return email full information on how to apply.