South Arts Seeks Proposals for In These Mountains Project Grants

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In These Mountains: Project Grants support $10,000 in funding for organizations to conduct projects that promote the sharing, teaching, learning, preserving, and documenting folk arts and traditional culture of Central Appalachia. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2023.

Organizations must be located within and serve at least one Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) county in Kentucky, North Carolina, or Tennessee.

The In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture FY24 Project Grants advance the goals of the In These Mountains (ITM) initiative by supporting projects that promote sharing, teaching, learning, preserving, documenting, and supporting the continuity of the folk arts and traditional culture of Central Appalachia.

This funding program is open to a wide variety of organizations, including community cultural organizations, schools/colleges/universities, libraries, museums, performing arts presenters, community festival organizations, faith-based organizations, etc. Projects may include traditional music, dance, oral traditions, crafts/material culture, or foodways/food traditions. 

Some examples of eligible projects include broadcasts (television, radio, or podcast); exhibits; festivals; publications; research; educational activities; etc. Proposed projects should be new initiatives, or new versions/iterations of existing/reoccurring programs.

Three projects from each eligible state (Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee) will be selected, for a total of nine recipient organizations. 

Learn more and apply on the South Arts website.

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