International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Maud Karpeles Fund

Maud Karpeles (1885-1976)
Maud Karpeles (1885–1976)

The International Council for Traditional Music has established a fund in honour of Maud Karpeles (1885–1976), one of the key people in the establishment of the International Folk Music Council, as well as its first Honorary Secretary, first Bulletin editor, and first Journal editor. She was subsequently named Honorary President.

Upon her death, Klaus Wachsmann said she was the “soul and the spirit” of the Council from its beginning, and Willard Rhodes noted that Karpeles

supplied the imagination, vision, mental and physical energy and force to launch successfully the IFMC and guide its growth and development. She was a gifted organizer and administrator and enjoyed the collaboration and respect of an international coterie of distinguished scholars and musicians. But it was her humanity and philosophy that marked the character and work of the Council.

The Maud Karpeles Fund is available to ICTM members for activities that support the mission and aims of the Council.

Application

World Conferences

Members interested in being considered for financial assistance to attend the 46th ICTM World Conference (Lisbon, Portugal, 21–27 July 2022) should apply to the Maud Karpeles Fund using this form

Study Group symposia

Members interested in being considered for financial assistance to attend Study Group symposia covered by the ICTM Study Group Biennial allowance should apply to the Maud Karpeles Fund using this form.  

Other

Finally, applicants can write to the Secretariat stating their wish to be assisted by the Maud Karpeles Fund, outline the anticipated costs, and briefly detail the reasons for their request.