Preservation Grants Program (ARSC Grants Committee)
Program for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings
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. (This program is separate from the ARSC Research Grants program, which supports historical research and publication of studies by individuals in the field of sound recordings or audio preservation).
The ARSC Program for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings will also consider funding:
The program is administered by an ARSC Grants Committee including the chairman, a member of the Technical Committee, a member of the AAA Committee, and an expert on classical music. Proposals must be received by December 15, 2011. Grant amounts generally range from $2000 to $10,000. Grant projects should be completed within twenty-four months. Written notification of decisions on projects will be made approximately three months after the submission deadline (please do NOT contact the committee about progress on decisions).
Grantees must formally credit the Association for Recorded Sound Collections in all published materials, announcements, and websites which relate to the recordings preserved.
Grantees must give permission to ARSC to publish the complete written project report or excerpts from it in the ARSC Journal and Newsletter and on the ARSC website.
Five full sets of a written final report are to be received by ARSC within 60 days of the date of completion of the project. The report should include a summary less than one page in length, in addition to the full report (1-5 p.), which should specify results, recordings preserved, dissemination efforts, etc., and should be in the form of a Word or WordPerfect document in 12-point full font. Please include a copy of the final, actual budget (the original projected budget worksheet with actual figures inserted). Appropriate additional materials may be attached.
In order to help assure the preservation and dissemination of the products of these projects, grantees are encouraged to furnish copies of the products of their projects and are required to furnish copies of the published products of their projects to the following: ARSC and five appropriate permanent sound archives to be designated by ARSC.
Audio recordings should be preserved following ARSC preferred methods and standards for preservation projects:
Projects should comply with the preservation guidelines published by the Technical Committee of the International Association of Audiovisual Archives (IASA) in documents TC-03 (The safeguarding of the audio heritage: Ethics, principles, and preservation strategy; Version 2, September, 2001) and TC-04 (Guidelines on the production and preservation of digital audio objects; August, 2004). TC-03 is presented in full, online, at (http://www.iasa-web.org/iasa0013.htm). TC-04 can be purchased through the IASA website (www.iasaweb.org) or, in the U.S., from Nauck's Vintage Records (www.78rpm.com).
Applicants whose projects are planned to depart from the preferred methodology and standards should provide a rationale for the compatibility of their methodological approach with the goals of the project and the expectations of its users. Applicants are encouraged to outsource reformatting to a qualified company capable of complying with the IASA guidelines if they lack the necessary equipment for their tasks.
The ARSC Program cannot consider funding:
Applications must be received no later than December 15, 2011.
Please send 3 copies of the completed application, arranged in this order:
Application must be typed or printed, double-spaced, in 12-point font or larger, single-sided, on 8.5 x 11-inch white paper. Pages of application must be fastened only by paper clips. Please do NOT use binders or folders. Please do NOT condense type size and line size. Please do NOT send proposals by fax or e-mail.
Maximum of 4 single-sided sheets; please number items as listed below:
Please use the budget format outlined below (no other format will be accepted):
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If you wish notification that your application has been received, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Please send completed application to:
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