Published July 21, 2022

The National Association of Black Storytellers is seeking Black storytellers in the Appalachian counties of Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina. The program will provide six $4,000 awards (with limited restrictions) to support experienced practitioners and culture bearers with opportunities to examine, research, develop, perform, and/or document the Black Appalachian storytelling tradition. One fellowship will be awarded in each of the six eligible states. Fellows will receive funds for travel to the “In the Tradition…” 40th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference, November 9-13, 2022 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, 300 Charles St., Baltimore, MD, as well as membership to the National Association of Black Storytellers from September, 2022 – December, 2023. The NABS Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship program is funded in part by Mid Atlantic Arts’ Central Appalachia Living Traditions program and South Arts as part of the In These Mountains, Central Appalachian Folk Arts and Culture initiative.

Applications are due August 20 and you can find more information here and here.

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