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Funding opportunity for traditional Scandinavian artists in the Upper Midwest!

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2021 SCANDINAVIAN FOLK ARTS & CULTURAL TRADITIONS IN THE UPPER MIDWEST

The American-Scandinavian Foundation is offering artist fellowships and public program grants. Upcoming deadline is August 1, 2021. Apply today!

New York, NY—The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is pleased to announce the
opening of its 5th annual competition for Scandinavian Folk Arts & Cultural Traditions in the Upper Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan). Through these fellowships and grants, ASF extends its reach beyond New York to foster the perpetuation of Scandinavian traditional arts and skills in the Upper Midwest of the U.S., while also promoting cultural exchange between the U.S. and Scandinavia.

Two kinds of awards are available – fellowships for artists and grants for public programs and community projects. All of our grants encourage both the practice of folk arts and cultures and the presentation of these arts to public audiences.

Deadline: August 1, 2021.
To read guidelines and submit an application, please click here!


FELLOWSHIPS FOR ARTISTS
Fellowships for artists deepen the skills of master artists; foster relationships among masters of artistic and technical skills and their apprentices, thereby encouraging the development of traditional skills as well as the perpetuation of skills from generation to generation; and encourage the awareness of folk traditions by creating innovative projects with wide visibility and public appeal.

 

THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes firsthand exchange of intellectual and creative influence between the United States and the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. A publicly supported American nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, ASF has an extensive program of fellowships, grants, intern/trainee sponsorship, publishing, and cultural activities. Headquartered in New York City, ASF has members throughout the United States, and alumni and donors worldwide. For more information, please visit amscan.org.

For further information, please contact Sally Yerkovich, Director of Educational Exchange & Special Projects, at 212-847-9714 or grants@amscan.org.


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