Get Funding for your project

Do you have a traditional music or dance project that you would like Bubbaville to support?  If you have a project that supports Bubbaville’s mission, and you would like to partner with us to make it happen, then you are most welcome to submit a request for support.  Here are the easy steps:

Review the guidelines below and fill out our form. You can also print the form as a pdf or you can simply copy and paste the application fields into a document or email and send it in. Funding applications should be submitted to: or mail to: Bubbaville, Inc., PO Box 6012, Portland, OR 97228

Guidelines & Requirements

Bubbaville was organized out of the Portland Old Time Music Gathering, a 100% volunteer organized music gathering that since 1999 has brought over 1,500 traditional musicians fans and practitioners together each year for concerts, square dances, workshops and jam sessions that celebrate traditional American string band music.  Our primary project continues to be the annual Portland Old Time Music Gathering, however, our goal is to support a growing variety of events and projects that benefit Portland’s traditional music and dance community.

Final Report should include:

  • Date(s) of project
  • Project name and primary contact person name
  • Please provide a basic overview of the completed project, including any outcomes or success stories you would like to share.
  • Describe the impact your project had on the community and how it served Bubbaville’s mission “to educate, provide, promote and encourage the appreciation of traditional music and dance.”
    If the project included an event (or multiple events), please provide an overview of how many participants or audience members were served and any demographic information that will help us understand the audience that your project served.  If multiple events, please provide attendance info for each as well as an overall summary. (Feel free to use another sheet of paper.)
  • A description of the impact Bubbaville funding had on the project.  What was made possible because of Bubbaville’s support?
  • Provide a financial accounting of the project that demonstrates how Bubbaville funds were used. Please reference the project budget provided in your original funding request.  Be sure to note any and all expenses paid for by your funding request.
Sample Project Budget
Project Name: Banjo Extravaganza Amount Requested: $500
Expense Amount Expense Amount
Doc Boggs, Rose Maddox & Lily Mae Ledford – concert performance (@ $500 each)
Roscoe Holcomb, Mike Seeger – workshop instructors (2 @ $250)
Sound Stew Dodge
Concert venue rental – Pacific Crest School
Workshop venue rental – Pacific Crest School
Advertising – Ad in Old Time Herald
Advertising – fliers & posters printed by Stumptown Printing
Refreshments for Green Room
Total Project Expenses
Income Amount
Concert Ticket Sales (100 @ $20)
Workshop Fees (40 @ $25)
*Bubbaville Funding – Workshop Scholarships (10 @ $25)
*Bubbaville Funding – fliers and posters by Stumptown Printers
Total Project Income

View past projects we've funded

Over the last 10 years, Bubbaville has provided funding, promotion and more for dozens of different projects tied to our mission. The organization has brought to the Portland region numerous performers and teachers. We’ve also funded campouts, albums, dances and more.