Years in Service
Years in Service
Georgia Music Grants Awarded since 2014
The annual Georgia Music Grant provides awards of $5,000 or less for music education, preservation and outreach projects at Georgia schools and non-profit organizations. Past grants have supported the purchase of classroom and school band instruments, after-school and summer camp instruction, artist residencies, museum exhibits, the production of a documentary and more.
In 2019, the Georgia Music Foundation launched a program to study and support the capacity of music programs to instill the soft skills that can provide an early foundation for a highly trained and reliable workforce in the state. With the guidance of the Georgia Department of Education Fine Arts, the Foundation has developed curriculum, provided teacher training and expanded its 2019 grant awards.
In 2015, the Peach Pickers, a songwriting collective featuring Georgia natives Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, invited a group of fellow homegrown artists to join them for their first sold-out concert in Nashville to benefit the Georgia Music Foundation. Since then, the event has attracted thousands annually to the Ryman Auditorium to celebrate Georgia musicians and songwriters and raise funds for the annual Georgia Music Grant program.
In 2006, the Georgia Music Foundation along with Fred W. and Dinah Gretsch, endowed the Joseph R. Johnson Fellowship at the University of West Georgia’s Center for Public History. The graduate assistantship supports the research and documentation of regional music projects which in the past have included the development of a Sacred Harp website, the production of a documentary on Georgia blues tradition and participation in Smithsonian Museum on Main Street New Harmonies exhibition in Georgia.
Your donations increase the level of support the Georgia Music Foundation is able to provide annually to deserving programs of music preservation, education and outreach across the state.
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