Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Blues Foundation, Inc.

  • Memphis, TN
  • http://www.blues.org

Mission Statement

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, The Blues Foundation is the hub of the Blues world. With 175 affiliated Blues societies and a membership that spans the globe, the Foundation's signature events - the Blues Music Awards, Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, International Blues Challenge and Keeping the Blues Awards - place it at the center of the Blues universe. The Blues Foundation is a non-profit organization, with a mission to preserve Blues history, celebrate Blues excellence, support Blues education and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. Throughout the year, the Foundation staff serves the worldwide Blues community with answers, contact information and news.

Main Programs

  1. Blues Music Awards
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Memphis-based, but The Blues Foundation is THE world's blues music organization

ruling year

1980

Principal Officer since 2003

Self-reported

Mr. Jay Sieleman

Keywords

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Blues, education, music ,

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Also Known As

The Blues Foundation

EIN

62-1083757

 Number

6200269863

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Music (A68)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Commemorative Events (A84)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Blues Music Awards

The Blues Foundation's most widely recognized program is The Blues Music Awards (formerly the Handy Awards). The Blues Music Awards represent the highest honor given Blues musicians by their peers and fans. Each May, The Blues Music Awards recognize excellence in Blues performance and recording during the proceeding year. 2009 was the 30th year.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Memphis-based, but The Blues Foundation is THE world's blues music organization

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THE BLUES FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Blues Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Jay Sieleman

BIO

Director since March 2003. Advisory Board member since September 1999. Attorney. J.D. in 1978 from the University of Iowa. Attorney and Assistant General Counsel, Panama Canal Commission 1987-2000. Other legal positions 1978-1987. Peace Corps Volunteer in Solomon Islands 1983-85.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Pat Morgan

Artist Manager

Term: Oct 2009 - Sept 2010

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