Project 80/90 Opens Second Round of Grants for Bassists

The International Society of Bassists (ISB), in Dallas, launched its new 80/90 Project in 2020 to raise money and provide grants for double bassists who are in financial need


Founded by bassists Gary Karr and François Rabbath, the initiative awarded over sixty applicants $500 grants last year. This year, bassist Gary Karr gifted the project $50,000, prompting a second round.

Any bassist who applied last year may apply again this year. Recipient names will not be published and ISB membership is not required.

Applications are accepted in the order they come and as long as funds are available.

Recipients will be notified starting June 1. To apply for the grant, visit