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Announcing the AFC’s 2023 Community Collections Grant Recipients

The American Folklife Center is excited to announce the 2023 recipient cohort of the Community Collections Grants program. Over this year, recipients will undertake cultural research and documentation projects focused on a wide range of cultural traditions and practices across the U.S. and territories. Their work will ultimately be included in the Library’s permanent collections, as part of the Center’s archives.

Promotional graphic for the Community Collections Grants program showing nine photos representing each of the 2023 recipients and their projects

The Community Collections Grants program is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative. Over multiple years, and since 2022, the grants are awarded to individuals and organizations across the country working to document their cultures and traditions, particularly communities and groups who are underrepresented in the Library’s collections. This year, of the extremely diverse applicants and projects, a mix of individuals and organizations have been chosen to receive up to $60,000 each to fund their research and documentation activities.

Click on over to the Library’s Of the People webpage to read more about this year’s awardees!


To learn about the 2022 grant recipients, whose projects are now well underway, check out the Of the People blog. Applications for the 2024 Community Collections Grants will open later this year, but you can learn about application process here. Stay tuned for more!

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