The American Folklife Center Announces the 2016 Henry Reed Fund Award
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
The American Folklife Center is pleased to announce the 2016 Henry Reed Fund Award to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center. Past award amounts have been about $2,000 (this amount may be split between more than one recipient). Winners will be announced in April 2016.
The Henry Reed Fund was established in honor of old-time fiddler Henry Reed and first awarded in 2004, with an initial gift from founding AFC director and fiddler Alan Jabbour.
Projects and activities funded by the Henry Reed Fund might include:
- Payments to folk artists, their families, their descendants, or their cultural communities in connection with publication or dissemination of documents (audio recordings, manuscripts, photographs, etc.) in the American Folklife Center's collections.
- Honoraria or reimbursement to folk artists for programs, such as concerts, workshops, or exhibitions, which feature those folk artists and their arts.
- Programs honoring and celebrating folk artists for their cultural contributions.
- Support for the costs of documenting distinguished folk artists and the acquisition of resulting documentation by the Library of Congress.
The deadline for 2016 Henry Reed Fund Award applications is March 15, 2016.
(Information about AFC’s Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award, which this year will share the March 15 deadline, will be released shortly)