The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation recently announced sixteen grants totaling over $136,000 to organizations and individual artists/practitioners in Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia through their Central Appalachia Living Traditions (CALT) program’s Folk and Traditional Arts Experiences grants.
CALT—a partnership between Mid Atlantic Arts, the Virginia Folklife Program, the Ohio Arts Council, and the West Virginia Folklife Program—is a multi-year program designed to support folk arts and culture in Central Appalachia. One of CALT’s three areas of focus, the Folk and Traditional Arts Experiences grants fund public-facing projects and events in Appalachian counties of Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia that bring community members together around folk and traditional arts practice and cultural knowledge.
Among the inaugural round of Folk and Traditional Arts Experiences grants recipients are four Virginia organizations, whose funded projects support and celebrate our Commonwealth’s rich cultural heritage:
- Floyd Community Center for the Arts, Inc. (Floyd, VA): Living Traditions: A Celebration of Floyd County’s Folk and Traditional Arts
- Live Work Eat Grow, Inc. (Blacksburg, VA): Common Ground: 4 Seasons of Cross-Cultural Foodways in an Appalachian Community Garden
- Second Stage Amherst, Inc. (Amherst, VA): “Live From Rose Ridge” Live Radio Broadcast
- Southwest Virginia Community College Educational Foundation (Cedar Bluff, VA): An Appalachian Awakening
Stay turned for information about the 2023-24 grant cycle, which will be announced in Summer 2023.
What are the Central Appalachia Living Traditions Folk & Traditional Arts Experiences Grants? Mid Atlantic Arts’ Central Appalachia Living Traditions: Folk and Traditional Arts Experiences grants fund public-facing projects and events …