Appalachian Food Summit Offering Two Fellowships on New Foodways Practitioner and Media

Appalachian Food Summit

Appalachian Food Summit is taking applications for  two new fellowships supporting foodways work in the region: the Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowships and Mountain Foodways Media Fellowships. 

The new Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowships are intended to honor, celebrate, and support foodways tradition bearers and practitioners in Central Appalachia. Awardees may include, but are not limited to home cooks and bakers, seed savers, farmers, community elders, keepers of recipes and traditional foodways knowledge, hunters, and foragers who have made significant and long-term contributions to sustaining and supporting the foodways heritage of their respective communities. AFS will award two $4,000 fellowships to support the ongoing community-based work of the awardees, including but not limited to the support of infrastructure, an event, a teaching opportunity, or a learning opportunity for the fellow. Nominees will be nominated by the general public in Appalachia, and must be residents of counties designated as Appalachian by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Nominations for the first year of fellowships are due September 6, 2021. 

The new Mountain Foodways Media Fellowships will consist of two $2,000 fellowships for journalists and writers to report on a long-form journalistic article or media project (such as photo essay) that explores some aspect of food culture or production in Appalachia. This includes but is not limited to: traditional or local foodways, farming and agriculture, environmental sustainability and energy as they pertain to food systems, innovative food businesses, the people who feed us, the future of restaurants, how communities eat together (or apart), how the pandemic has changed the region’s food landscape, and strategies for reducing food insecurity. Applications for the first year of fellowships are due September 6, 2021.

To nominate a candidate, submit an application, or learn more about these fellowships, visit Appalachian Food Summit.

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