The opening of the 7th Annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship Program has been announced by Ralph N. Jackson, President of the BMI Foundation, Inc., and Nora Guthrie, Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Archives (WGA) and Foundation. In recognition of the Woody Guthrie Centennial in 2012, the BMI Foundation, Inc., in cooperation with the Woody Guthrie Foundation, offers one short-term fellowship to support scholarly use of the Woody Guthrie Archives Research Collection for research work related to Guthrie’s life, work and contribution to American music and world culture. The postmark deadline for applications is January 31, 2012 for projects beginning in 2012. Applications and information are available at bmifoundation.org.
Established in 1972, the Woody Guthrie Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves as administrator and caretaker of the Woody Guthrie Archives. Dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of information about Woody Guthrie’s vast cultural legacy, the Woody Guthrie Archives houses the largest collection of Woody Guthrie material in the world. Since its opening in 1996, the Woody Guthrie Archives have been a major success, becoming an important resource for the general public, musicians, singers, songwriters, scholars, and public and private cultural institutions wishing to access the research collection. More information on the Woody Guthrie Archives and Foundation may be found at www.woodyguthrie.org.