These awards will given to honor the memories of two bluegrass pioneers who passed away in 2011, Hazel Dickens and Carlton Haney. Both were known for their interest in teaching and supporting young musicians and entrepreneurs, and it is an especially fitting tribute to carry on their missions through the work of the Foundation.
In fact, Robert W. Wolf and his sister Lois had proposed just such a thing shortly after Hazel died in April. I’m not sure if the two are actually related, but it was a fine suggestion all the same.
The grant awards will be broken down as follows:
- Up to $5,000 (example – 2 grants at $2,500) in memory of Hazel Dickens to fund public projects and/or education scholarships that foster bluegrass “artistic” development involving deserving young people.
- Up to $5,000 (example – 2 grants at $2,500) in memory of Carlton Haney to fund public projects and/or education scholarships that foster bluegrass music “business” development involving deserving young people.
Applications will be accepted until August 15. Full details on the grant process can be found at www.bluegrassfoundation.org.