AFS Receives Funding to Continue Consultancy and Professional Development Program
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Posted by: Tim Lloyd
We're happy to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts, through its Folk and Traditional Arts Program, has awarded AFS a grant to continue operating the Consultancy and Professional Development Program from June 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017. You may submit requests for consultancies and professional development opportunities beginning June 1, 2016.
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 openly on its web site.
Although the consultancy part of this program will continue to support activities in all areas of the folk and traditional arts field, in 2016-2017 we are giving particular priority to consultancies focused on matters of organizational sustainability, including audience development, fund-raising and donor development, marketing, leadership and succession, partnership-building, strategic planning, and the like.
For information about this program, guidelines for requests and reporting, and links to past best-practice and case-study reports, please visit www.afsnet.org/?page=ConsProfDev.
We appreciate the NEA's belief in our mission and its support of our work.