Applications for South Arts’ “Folk and Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowship” Close January 29

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The deadline for South Arts’ Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships is fast approaching—spread the word to eligible Southern master artists before January 29!

The South is home to an abundance of folk and traditional art forms. South Arts’ Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships recognize master folk and traditional artists from Appalachian Regional Commission counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee who have demonstrated long-term practice and expertise of their art form or cultural practice. A master artist is an individual who possesses exemplary knowledge and skill and is recognized by their cultural community for their contributions. Awards provide financial support for Fellows to continue learning about their art form.

The 2021 Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships will provide $12,000 awards to individual folk and traditional artists to support their continued training, research and/or learning opportunities. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, South Arts urges potential applicants to consider training, research and/or learning opportunities that ensure safe, socially distanced opportunities. These funds may be used for travel, research, equipment, and/or supplies.

Fellowships will be awarded to traditional artists from eligible counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee with a maximum of fifteen awards. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. ET on January 29, 2021.

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