If you are or have been a professional in the business of bluegrass and are in a time of emergency need, you may apply here for assistance from the Bluegrass Trust Fund.
Download an application form by clicking on this link: Application – Bluegrass Trust Fund
Professionals include, but are not limited to, artists, composers, broadcasters, media representatives, event producers, agents, educators, managers, and employees of record companies. Families of such individuals may also qualify for assistance.
Each request for assistance is judged on its own merits and should demonstrate a financial emergency or circumstance involving dire need. There is no limit to the amount an applicant may request, but grants have generally ranged from $500.00 to $5000.00.
The Trust also welcomes applications from interested third parties on behalf of individuals in need. All requests and the circumstances surrounding them are held in the strictest of confidence.
You may contact the Bluegrass Trust Fund via the IBMA office:
IBMA Bluegrass Trust Fund
4206 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216 USA