The American Folklore Society has received fifth-year funding from the Folk and Traditional Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts to continue its Consultancy and Professional Development Program from June 2013 through May 2014.
This program provides contracts for consultancies and professional development opportunities that--in addition to any other outcomes--will create case studies of issues, challenges, organizations, or events in the folk and traditional arts field, or descriptions of best practices in some area of folk and traditional arts work, that AFS will share on its web site.
Applications may be submitted any time between June 1, 2013, and May 31, 2014, or until funds have been fully expended, whichever comes first. If the first four years of this program have been any indication, funds will have been spent well before the grant period ends, so if the consultancy or professional development activities you want to undertake will take place later in this period, please remember to apply for AFS support well in advance.
For more information about this program, application requirements, and links to the reports that have been submitted thus far, please visit www.afsnet.org/?page=ConsProfDev.