The National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS) recently announced its new Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship to honor, celebrate, and support Black storytellers residing in the Appalachian counties of Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Submissions for the fellowship are due by August 20, 2022.
NABS Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowships will provide six (6) $4,000 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 in each of the six eligible states.
Fellows will receive funds for travel to the “In the Tradition…” 40th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference, November 9-13, 2022 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, 300 Charles St., Baltimore, MD.
Fellows will also receive membership to the National Association of Black Storytellers from September, 2022 – December, 2023.
The fellowship 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.
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