The Bob Dylan Center has launched a new annual Singer Grant in collaboration with Universal Music Publishing Group.
On Wednesday (August 23), the fellowship will award two recipients a $40,000 (£31,784) per year stipend for projects, as well as public engagement and performance opportunities, time at the Bob Dylan Archive, mentoring, study at the historic Church Studio Leon Russell in Tulsa. , a round-trip plane ticket, and more.
The jury consists of the American rapper Nas and musicians and composers such as Juliette Armanet, Patty Griffin, John Mellencamp and Carla Morrison, as well as a director from BDC and UMPG.
“The Bob Dylan Center Songwriters Fellowship is central to our mission to educate, inspire and encourage visitors to tap into their own creative potential, and we can’t wait to hear from undiscovered talent from around the world,” said Steven Jenkins, Director of the Bob Dylan Center, in a statement.
“We are grateful to continue our association with UMPG – the world’s leading music publisher is already a strong supporter of the BDC – and we know that this panel of extraordinary composers will select deserving fellows for the inaugural year we.”
Applications for the 2024 scholarship are open until October 18, 2023. The scholarship will run from May 2024 to April 2025, and you can apply here.
Earlier this week, Dylan announced a string of North American live dates for 2023.
The tour, which will begin with two concerts in Kansas City (October 1 and 2), includes stops in Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Toronto and Montreal, among other cities.