Apply Now for 2023 Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship

Fellowships, Funding, Professional Opportunities
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The National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS) offers the Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship to honor, celebrate, and support Black storytellers representing in the Appalachian counties (as designated by the Appalachian Regional Commission) of Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina. This is a partnership between the National Association of Black Storytellers and Mid Atlantic Arts and South Arts. The Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship will be administered by the National Association of Black Storytellers.

NABS 2023 Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowships will provide six (6) $5,000 awards (with limited restrictions) to support experienced practitioners and culture bearers with opportunities to examine, research, develop, perform, and/or document the Black Appalachian storytelling tradition. One fellowship will be awarded to represent each of the six eligible states. 

Fellows will receive funds for travel to the “In the Tradition…” 41st Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference, November 7-13, 2023 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City, 150 West 500 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.

Fellows will also receive membership to the National Association of Black Storytellers from September, 2023 – December, 2024. 

For questions contact: [email protected] or call 410-947-1117.

Deadline: August 20, 2023

This opportunity is generously funded and made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts and South Arts.

The NABS Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship is funded in part by Mid Atlantic Arts’ Central Appalachia Living Traditions Program and South Arts as part of the In These Mountains, Central Appalachian Folk Arts and Culture initiative.

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