March 15, 2016 will serve as the joint deadline for all three of the American Folklife Center’s 2016 fellowships and awards. These are:
Archie Green Fellowships of up to $35,000 each to support new, original, independent field research into the culture and traditions of contemporary American workers and/or occupational groups within the United States. The Archie Green Fellowships are intended to support new research and generate significant digital archival collections which will be preserved in the American Folklife Center archive and made available to researchers and the public.
The Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed any where at the LOC available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector. Available Parsons Funds range between $3000 and $4000 and this amount may be divided among more than one recipient.
For more information and application instructions see: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/grants.html#parsons
Henry Reed Fund Awards to support activities directly involving folk artists,especially activities that reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center. Available Reed Funds are usually about $2,000 and may be divided among more than one recipient. Established in honor of old-time fiddler Henry Reed in 2004, with an initial gift from founding AFC director and fiddler Alan Jabbour, funded projects and activities 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 AFC's collections; honoraria or reimbursement to folk artists for concerts, workshops, or exhibitions; programs honoring and celebrating folk artists for their cultural contributions; and support for documenting distinguished folk artists and the acquisition of resulting documentation by the LOC.