In These Mountains: Project Grants

The In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture FY23 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. Organizations must be located within and serve at least one Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) county in Kentucky, North Carolina, or Tennessee.

We strongly advise you to contact South Arts traditional arts staff to discuss your project before you submit your application. Our team may be reached by phone at 404.874.7244 x102 or by email:

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