FY 2006 Grant Awards: Folk and Traditional Arts Infrastructure
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
To support the sixth year of the Traditional Arts Development Program. The program will include a mentoring and professional development program and partial support of the executive director and administrative assistant positions.
Arkansas State University
State University, AR
To support the Arkansas Folklife Program. Activities include field research in the Mississippi Delta region of the northern Ozarks and the integration of folk artists into ongoing programming at the Arkansas Arts Council and Arkansas State University.
Colorado Council on the Arts
To support the regional folk arts program. Core activities will include full restoration of the southern Colorado folklorist position, establishment of a statewide folk arts network of cultural ambassadors, and representation in the state's Heritage Tourism Plan.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
To support continuation of the Folk Arts Support Centers. The project will expand fieldwork in additional underserved regions of the state and develop statewide strategies that preserve and enhance the folk and traditional arts.
District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities
To support the citywide Folk Arts Program. The program will consist of a series of roundtables, continuation of the Dance DC Festival, professional development for folk artists, Arts-in-Education and Artist Roster Programs, and partial support of a folklorist position to administer the programs.
Division of the Arts, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Baton Rouge, LA
To support a folklorist position and related costs. Core activities include the New Populations project designed to document the folk arts traditions of Louisiana's immigrant and refugee populations.
Florida Division of Historical Resources
To support the 23rd year of folk activities throughout the state. The project will include the Folklife Apprenticeship Program, Folklife In-Reach Educational Program, and partial support of the outreach coordinator position.
To support the Indiana Traditional Arts of Small Business Project. Activities will include the development and creation of an online multimedia tour, artistic programming, and traveling exhibits.
Institute for Community Research, Inc.
To support the Cultural Heritage Arts Program. The program will consist of the development of a Web site and brochure designed to reach a wider audience, providing information about traditional artists and communities across the state.
Kentucky Arts Council
To support a community scholar coordinator position and related costs. Students will learn the craft of the folklorist--identifying and documenting traditions, collecting oral histories, and presenting local tradition-bearers in a variety of venues.
Maine Arts Commission
To support the Community Folklorist-in-Residence, the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, and the pilot Sustaining Community Traditions. The programs are designed to bring recognition to local artistic traditions and to honor and support the artists who continue to practice these traditions.
Maryland State Arts Council
To support the sixth year of Maryland Traditions. Activities will include support of folklorist positions at Frostburg State University and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University.
Massachusetts Cultural Council
To support continuation of the Folk Arts and Heritage Program. Core activities include artists grants and traditional arts apprenticeships, Web site development, and an exhibition and catalog titled Keepers of Traditions: Folk Arts in Massachusetts.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
To support the Michigan Arts Apprenticeship and Michigan Heritage Award programs and related costs. The project will support master-apprentice pairs, partial support of a program coordinator for administration and evaluation, and an exhibit about both programs.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Inc.
To suppport the Mid Atlantic Outreach Program. The program is designed to strengthen the region's folk and traditional arts infrastructure through a series of residencies that includes the traveling of folklorists and traditional artists from their home locations to mid-Atlantic hosts sites or jurisdictions.
Mississippi Arts Commission
To support fieldworker positions and related costs. Folklorists living in different regions of the state, or in nearby border states, will document and recruit traditional artists for the agency's apprenticeship, fellowship, and Artist Roster programs.
Missouri State Council on the Arts
St. Louis, MO
To support phase two of the Folk Arts School Residency Pilot Project. Activities will include the development and printing of an educational guide for use in school residencies.
Nebraska Arts Council
To support activities of the Nebraska Folklife Network. Activities will include educational kits on Irish American and Iraqi culture, folklife education for teachers, and museum trunk exhibits on farm and ranch traditions.
New Mexico Arts
Santa Fe, NM
To support continuation of the Apprenticeship Program and Community Fieldworker Network. Practitioners for the apprenticeship program are sought in the course of fieldwork with the assistance of trained lay folklorists participating in the Community Fieldworker Network program.
New York Folklore Society, Inc.
To support the outreach coordinator position and related costs. Activities will include professional forums, artists' roundtables, and a community scholar field school.
North Carolina Arts Council
To support an executive director of the North Carolina Folklife Institute and related costs. Core responsibilities of the position will include development of heritage tourism projects in central and mountain communities; completion of a Web site; and production of a CD.
North Dakota Council on the Arts
To support a statewide Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program and related costs. The program is designed to honor and encourage the preservation of North Dakota's diverse living traditions, especially those that are rare and endangered.
Oregon Historical Society
To support the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program and related costs. The project is designed to increase the program's visibility within Native American communities especially through apprenticeships and school-based programs.
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
To support the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program and related costs. The program will foster the sharing of traditional skills within cultural communities.
South Carolina Arts Commission
To support continuation of the Institute for Community Scholars, the Folklife and Education Initiative, and the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative. The continuation of the programs will create long-lasting partnerships at the local and state level and provide models for folklife documentation efforts.
South Dakota Arts Council
To support administration of the South Dakota Traditional Arts Program. Responsibilities will include the apprenticeship program, fieldwork in conjunction with a woodwork exhibition, and programming.
Southern Arts Federation, Inc. (aka SAF)
To support an exhibition titled Rhythm & Roots, Southern Music Traditions. The exhibition will appear as part of Southern Arts Federation's Southern Visions touring exhibition program and will feature indigenous immigrant music traditions.
University of Wisconsin at Madison
To support a public folklorist/archivist position and related costs. Activities will include surveying, cataloging, and conserving documentary materials and products within the upper Midwest.
Vermont Folklife Center
To support the continuation of a statewide Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship program encourages the preservation of living traditional arts by funding master artists to work with less experienced apprentices in order to pass along time-honored skills and knowledge.
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy
To support continuation of the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program and related costs. The program pairs an experienced master artist with an apprentice in order to help ensure that art forms are passed on in ways sensitive to history and tradition.
Washington State Arts Commission
To support a folk arts coordinator position and related costs. Responsibilities will include the development of programs that connect many of the state's 120 parks with local communities through concerts, festivals, exhibits, and demonstrations.
Wisconsin Arts Board
To support the Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture coordinator position and related costs. Responsibilities will include the implementation of a pilot professional development program for folk artists who want to expand their capacity for working in K-12 schools.
Wyoming Arts Council (aka State of Wyoming)
To support the folk arts specialist position and related costs. Responsibilities include fieldwork and programming. The position will also enhance the curriculum in Wyoming schools and foster appreciation for community and cultural traditions through demonstrations and residencies.
Number of Grants: 33 Total Amount: $755,000
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