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The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congres
Seeks Henry Reed Fund Award applications for 2006
The Henry Reed Fund was established in 1990 in honor of old-time fiddler Henry Reed, with an initial gift from Alan Jabbour. The purpose of the fund is to provide support to activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center. This year, there will be one or more awards of up to $1000.
Projects and activities might include:
* Payments to folk artists, their families, their descendants, or their cultural communities in connection with publication or dissemination of documents in the American Folklife Center's collections
* Honoraria or reimbursement to folk artists for programs, such as concerts, workshops, or exhibitions, which feature those folk artists and their arts
* Programs honoring and celebrating folk artists for their cultural contributions
* Support for the costs of documentation of distinguished folk artists and the acquisition of such documentation by the Library of Congress
Application Deadline and Procedures:
The deadline for receipt of applications at the American Folklife Center is March 10, 2006. Applicants for fund awards should submit a two-to-three page narrative describing their proposed project, and provide a budget and time-frame. In the past, successful applicants have consulted with AFC staff members prior to submitting their application.
Because of security measures at the Library, US Mail and Federal Express may be delayed for over one month and sensitive media such as photographs may be damaged or destroyed. Therefore, we strongly recommend that applications be submitted as Word- or WordPerfect-formatted documents, attached to an email with the subject line "[your last name] Reed 06 application." Address the email to the Henry Reed Fund Committee at: [log in to unmask] You may also fax all materials to (202) 707-2076. For questions, contact the Chair of the Henry Reed Fund Committee at the email or fax listed above, or call (202) 707-5510.
Stephanie A. Hall
Automated Reference Specialist
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
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