American Folklife Center Taking Applications for Community Collections Grants

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American Folklife Center Community Collections Grants applications are now open! The deadline to apply is August 1, 2022, noon EDT.

The Community Collections Grants from the American Folklife Center (AFC) fund and support contemporary cultural field research and documentation within diverse communities. Available to individuals and organizations, the grants offer up to $50,000 each to support projects within their communities to produce ethnographic cultural documentation, such as of interviews with community members and audio-visual recordings of cultural activity, from the community perspective.

The Center will archive the collections from grant projects to preserve and showcase this rich and valuable cultural documentation, expanding its representation and inclusion of contemporary cultural expressions and traditions that may otherwise be absent from the national record.

For projects taking place in 2023, the program is open to US-based Individual applicants and non-profit organizations (subject to 26 U.S.C. 501 c (3)), including institutions of higher education, colleges and universities, as well as professional associations and community groups. For 2023, the Library intends to award ten 12-month grants of up to $50,000 each. 

Deadline: August 1, 2022 @ Noon EST

You can also register for an informational webinars (June 22, July 8).

Read about the 2022 Community Collections Grants recipients.

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