2022 Recipients: Violin Bridges Archive and Alliance-USA
ViolinBridges Archive Photo Upgrade - Gerard Kilbride
The VSA grant award is to update to high definition quality the original online project images at archive.violinbridges.co.uk, enabling the site to continue to serve the best quality information to the Violin Community.
A note from Mr. Kilbride:
"We are very proud and delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Violin Society of America to update and reupload all of the original online website archives images at archive.violinbridges.co.uk, enabling us to continue to serve the highest quality information to the violin community for free."
The seeds of the Alliance go back to 2012 when the Entente and other professional organizations began to collaborate on conservation projects. Recognizing the severity of these challenges, in 2018 the International Alliance of Violin and Bow Makers for Endangered Species was created as an adjunct to the Entente, whose history, reputation, and international nature gave it a unique advantage in this role. Alliance members include instrument and bow making organizations, members of, and suppliers to, the trade, music performance organizations, and individuals.
In 2021 the Alliance was reorganized to better coordinate and direct fundraising to support the projects underway and in the planning stages. Today, independent national chapters are being organized as non-profit organizations operating under the direction of an international headquarters.
This past November, the VSA was very pleased to announce the award of 2 VSA Grants totaling over $13,000. We are excited to announce the next round of the new VSA Grant Program, to provide funding for projects that advance the VSA's mission and goals. We invite project proposals from individuals, groups or organizations. We are particularly interested in projects that go beyond our traditional methods to benefit our VSA members and our wider community.
Chris Clark, VSA Treasurer
Chair, Scholarship & Grant Committee