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Deadline Approaches (March 15th) for American Folklife Center Awards

Tuesday, March 08, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress offers three competitive awards to support researchers working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress, fieldworkers on folklife and related topics, and projects which benefit folk artists. This year, the American Folklife Center’s Archie Green Fellowship, Parsons Fund Award, and Henry Reed Fund Award share the same deadline: midnight EST March 15, 2016.

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.


For more information and application instructions see: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/grants.html#archie


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.


For more information and application instructions see: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/grants.html#reed


For an overview of all 2016 AFC Fellowships and Awards as well as lists of past recipients see: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/grants.html



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