SCANDINAVIAN FOLK ARTS & CULTURAL TRADITIONS IN THE UPPER MIDWEST 2024-25 COMPETITION NOW OPEN

by Jessica Stolen
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The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)’s eighth 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) is now accepting applications! 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,
while also promoting cultural exchange between the U.S. and Scandinavia.
Deadline: September 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM CDT
For further information and to begin an online application, please click here!
Two kinds of awards are available: fellowships for artists and grants for public programs and community projects. All
of the grants encourage both the practice of folk arts and cultures and the presentation of these arts to public
audiences.
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.
GRANTS FOR PUBLIC PROGRAMS & COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Grants for public programs and community projects encourage the preservation of Scandinavian cultural traditions
through the support of community festivals, celebrations, and heritage events as well as workshops, performances,
classes, and demonstrations. Applicants for public programs grants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.
ABOUT 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 at Scandinavia House in New York City,
ASF has members throughout the United States, and alumni and donors worldwide. For more information, 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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