Death Cab For Cutie To Help Key Change Grants
November 24, 2008 at 8:51 AM (PT)
Multi-GRAMMY nominees DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE have joined the GRAMMY FOUNDATION and DO SOMETHING to launch KEY CHANGE GRANTS, a program created by students attending the 2008 GRAMMY CAMP that encourages young people to create and promote social change through music.
"We know firsthand about music's power to help transform important issues," said DEATH CAB's bassist NICK HARMER. "When we heard about KEY CHANGE GRANTS, we wanted to be part of this unique partnership that will put the power for change directly in the hands of young people."
The program will award a total of $25,000 to young people across NORTH AMERICA for grassroots projects in their communities that use music to foster social change. Twenty finalists will each receive a $500 community action grant to further develop their projects and ideas. Five grand prize winners will be chosen by a panel of music industry professionals. They will take home grants of $3,000 for their projects and be flown to LOS ANGELES for three nights where they will attend the 51st Annual GRAMMY AWARDS on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY. 8, 2009 at STAPLES CENTER in LOS ANGELES. Grant applications are currently online at www.DoSomething.org and are open to all U.S. and CANADIAN citizens age 19 and under. The deadline to apply is DECEMBER 15th and winners will be announced on JANUARY 9, 2009.