In these Mountains: Project Grants

From SouthArts –

Deadline May 1, 2023

In These Mountains: Project Grants support $10,000 in funding for organizations to conduct projects that promote the sharing, teaching, learning, preserving, and documenting folk arts and traditional culture of Central Appalachia.

Organizations must be located within and serve at least one Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) county in Kentucky, North Carolina, or Tennessee.

Previous ITM: Project Grant recipient Guardians of the Gap from
Cumberland Gap, TN, revived the Folkfest gathering after 20 years.

The In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture FY24 Project Grants advance the goals of the In These Mountains (ITM) initiative by supporting projects that promote sharing, teaching, learning, preserving, documenting, and supporting the continuity of the folk arts and traditional culture of Central Appalachia.

This funding program is open to a wide variety of organizations, including community cultural organizations, schools/colleges/universities, libraries, museums, performing arts presenters, community festival organizations, faith-based organizations, etc. Projects may include traditional music, dance, oral traditions, crafts/material culture, or foodways/food traditions.

Some examples of eligible projects include broadcasts (television, radio, or podcast); exhibits; festivals; publications; research; educational activities; etc. Proposed projects should be new initiatives, or new versions/iterations of existing/reoccurring programs.

Three projects from each eligible state (Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee) will be selected, for a total of nine recipient organizations. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2023.