Alabama Folklife Cauthen Fellowships Open

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The Alabama Folklife Association (AFA) has opened applications for its 2022 Joyce H. Cauthen Fellowships. Applications are due by March 1, 2022.

Established in 2010 to honor Cauthen’s contributions to Alabama folklife, the Joyce H. Cauthen Fellowship Fund, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, provides research awards for the documentation and preservation of Alabama’s traditional music and other folkways.

The AFA will award up to 4 Cauthen Fellowships to individual researchers in 2022. Each award of $1200 is intended to fund original research on an Alabama folk tradition, defined as a tradition that has been passed down through the generations via family or community. This includes, but is not limited to, music, dance, traditional arts, foodways, language, holidays, and work life. Research is expected to result in a written article or photo essay for publication in TRIBUTARIES, the journal of the AFA.

Awards will be released in two payments. The first ($600) will be released upon notification of award and the second ($600) upon receipt of the awardee’s written article or photo essay, due by March 15, 2023. Awardees will be required to submit a W9 before the first payment can be made.

Applicants may contact AFA Executive Director Emily Blejwas at [email protected] with any questions.

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