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ASF Offers Grants for Public Programs and Community Projects

Tuesday, June 4, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) announces the opening of this year’s competition for fellowships and grants to support Scandinavian folk arts and cultural traditions in the Upper Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan). Whether practicing a traditional craft, art, technical, or occupational skill, performing music or dance, or marking important moments of life or the year with special foods or customs, traditional arts, broadly defined, are expressions of community identity and values. Cultivated informally among individuals by word of mouth or example, the practice of these arts fosters human creativity and transmits cultural values that affirm community ties.

Two categories of support are available—fellowships for artists and grants for public programs. All of the grants encourage both the practice of folk arts and the presentation of those arts to public audiences. Grants for public programs and community projects will shore up and encourage the preservation of and/or innovation within Scandinavian cultural traditions through the support of community festivals, celebrations and heritage events as well as workshops, performances, classes and demonstrations.

For more information on how to apply to these grants, click here. 


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