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HERITAGE MUSIC FUND

The Crooked Road’s Heritage Music Fund is to help assist heritage musicians of 19 county, 4 city region of Southwest Virginia with professional projects. The Heritage Music Fund is composed of allotted funds for artist development.

HOW MUCH FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE?

The fund has been established with $2,500 total amount for distribution.  From this, awards will be granted until the fund is exhausted.  The fund will be replenished each year in July, or as designated funding is received. Grant award amounts can vary, so the total number of awards will vary dependent on the requests.  The Crooked Road encourages anyone to apply and it is the desire of The Crooked Road to grant as many awards as possible.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • 1st tier: SWVA artists can apply for funding assistance for recording and/or professional projects up to $500.
    • The Crooked Road service region encompasses the following counties and cities of the Southwest Virginia region: Bland, Bristol, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Galax, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Norton, Patrick, Pulaski, Radford, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe.
  • 2nd tier: artists wanting to record a project in SWVA with SWVA musicians and/or industry resources such as recording studios and engineers

WHAT PROJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE?

This is a one-time grant for eligible professional projects including the following:

  • Recording Projects that occur in SWVA
  • CD design and purchase
  • Livestream Equipment
  • Website Updates
  • Headshot Photos
  • Marketing Needs
  • Professional Development funds to attend applicable seminars, conferences, workshops

More details and full application can be found here: Heritage Music Fund Application Final 8-2021

HERITAGE ARTIST DIRECTORY

The Crooked Road is now accepting applications for heritage music artists from the SWVA region to apply to be a part of the Heritage Artist Directory, which will be listed online at the TCR website.  Application here: Heritage Artist Directory Application

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