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IBMA Foundation 2021-2022 Year End Report

We’ve had a strong year at the IBMA Foundation. Over 440 donors shared in our work, with contributions totaling $329,811. In a season of continued uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, we are more grateful than ever for the bluegrass music community and for those who choose to help us build a brighter future for bluegrass.

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Tips for year-end giving

Tips for year-end giving

Thank you for your generosity this year. With your help, we are working together to make the future of bluegrass music brighter and share bluegrass with the next generation. With the year not quite over, this is the perfect time for reflecting and giving back—and...

Arnold Shultz Fund grant report from Africa

Arnold Shultz Fund grant report from Africa

Following is a report from Tom Wolf, bandleader and banjo player for the band Elephant Grass, based in Nairobi, Kenya. A  cousin of bluegrass historian Neil Rosenberg, Wolf came to Kenya years ago with the Peace Corps and has ended up spending most of his life in...

Shultz Fund applications due January 31

Shultz Fund applications due January 31

The IBMA Foundation’s Arnold Shultz Fund supports activities that increase participation in bluegrass music by people of color. People of color are people with racial/ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in bluegrass: Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous...

Bluegrass Stagecraft 101 videos unveiled

The IBMA Foundation is proud to announce Bluegrass Stagecraft 101, a series of short skill-building videos. Free to the public via YouTube, the videos focus on behind-the-scenes roles in the bluegrass music industry. Produced by Stephen Ide and filmed at the 2022 Grey...

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