American-Scandinavian Foundation Offers Grants for Artists/Practitioners and Public Programs/Community Projects

The deadline for applications for fellowships and grants from the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is August 1, 2021. Support is provided for Scandinavian folk arts and cultural traditions in the Upper Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan). 

ASF is committed to celebrating and preserving Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sápmi, Sweden) cultures throughout the United States. By supporting folk arts and traditional cultures in the Upper Midwest, in particular, ASF recognizes and celebrates the mastery of individual artists or practitioners, facilitates the cultivation of skills and understanding among younger generations, brings greater visibility to Scandinavian arts and traditions, and highlights the centrality of cultural expression to all of our lives.

Two kinds of awards are available: fellowships for artists and practitioners of traditional skills and grants for public programs and community projects. All of our grants encourage both the practice of folk arts and cultures and the presentation of these arts to public audiences. To learn more and apply, visit American-Scandinavian Foundation.


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