Foundation / Corporation
05/16/22 5:00 PM ET
Grants of up to $10,000 to Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and agencies in eligible counties for projects in the field of traditional and folk arts. Funding is intended to support new and existing projects, such as broadcasts, festivals, exhibits, publications, research, and educational activities based on the folk arts and traditional culture of Central Appalachia. Eligible organizations must be located within and serve at least one of the Appalachian Regional Commission counties.
The In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture FY23 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.
For the purposes of this application, the folk and traditional arts of Central Appalachia include music, handcrafts/material culture, and foodways. Some examples of traditional arts practiced in Central Appalachia are Cherokee stamped pottery, African American buck dancing/clogging, Anglo American ballads, seed saving/seed sharing, and many more.
Proposed projects should be new initiatives, or new versions/iterations of existing/reoccurring programs. Examples include initiating a new research project; supporting an annual festival; adding a new event to an ongoing performance series; etc.
South Arts acknowledges the current realities of cultural arts programming due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For this grant cycle, South Arts will accept applications for projects taking place virtually or in-person. South Arts encourages applicants to consider safe, socially distanced projects.
South Arts is committed to funding traditional arts projects in rural communities (with populations under 50,000).
GrantWatch ID#: 202544
Grants are awarded in the amount of $10,000.
Projects must take place between July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://southarts.gosmart.org/
The team may be reached by phone at 404.874.7244 x102 or by email:
- Teresa Hollingsworth (Director, Traditional Arts): email@example.com
- Ellie Dassler (Assistant Director, Traditional Arts): firstname.lastname@example.org
South Arts, Inc.
1800 Peachtree Street Northwest, Suite 808
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Eligible organizations must be located within and serve at least one of the following Appalachian Regional Commission counties:
Kentucky: Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.
North Carolina: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Davie, Forsyth, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey.
Tennessee: Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Cannon, Carter, Claiborne, Clay, Cocke, Coffee, Cumberland, De Kalb, Fentress, Franklin, Grainger, Greene, Grundy, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Lewis, Loudon, McMinn, Macon, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Polk, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Smith, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Washington, and White.
USA: Kentucky; North Carolina; Tennessee
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