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AFC’s Community Collections Grants Recipients: An Interview with Urban Artistry’s Junious Brickhouse

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

In March, the Library announced the ten recipients of the AFC's Community Collections Grants, officially launching this new, multiyear program. The Community Collections Grants program is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, which seeks to create new opportunities for more Americans to engage with the Library of Congress and to add their perspectives to the Library’s collections, allowing the national library to share a more inclusive American story. The 2022 recipients' projects are now well underway. To get to know them better, we are featuring each of the recipients and their projects on the Library's Of the People blog over the course of this first, grant program year. And kicking off this series is an interview with Junious Brickhouse, the founding director of Urban Artistry (Silver Spring, Maryland), one of the ten awardees of the Community Collections Grants program.

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AFC Fellowship and Award Recipients 2022

Posted by: John Fenn

The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of its three competitive annual fellowships and awards programs: the Archie Green Fellowships, the Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award, and the Henry Reed Fund Award. This year, these three awards went to seven projects throughout …

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Applications Open: Second Round of Funding for Community Collections Grant Program!

Posted by: John Fenn

The Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center are excited to open applications for the second round of funding in the Community Collections grant program. These grants will support individuals or non-profit organizations in producing cultural documentation–photographs, interviews, audio or video recordings about their community from the community’s perspective. Materials gathered through this program …

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Applications open for Community Collections grant program!

Posted by: John Fenn

This post initially appeared on another Library of Congress blog, Of the People: Widening the Path. Be sure to subscribe to that blog for updates and information about the Of the People initiative at the Library, which has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center …

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AFC Fellowship and Award Recipients 2021

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of its three competitive annual fellowships and awards programs: the Archie Green Fellowships, the Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award, and Blanton Owen Fund Award. This year, these three awards went to nine projects throughout the …

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AFC Fellowship and Award Recipients 2019

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of its three competitive annual fellowships and awards programs: the Archie Green Fellowships; the Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award; and the Blanton Owen Award. This year, these three awards went to eleven projects throughout the …

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American Folklife Center Fellowships and Awards 2019

Posted by: Stephanie Hall

2019 Proposals due March 12, 2019 The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress offers three competitive awards in 2019 to support  scholars working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress and for fieldworkers on folklife and related topics. This year, the American Folklife Center’s Archie Green Fellowship, Parsons Fund Award, and …

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American Folklife Center Announces 2018 Fellowships & Awards Recipients

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of its three competitive annual fellowships and awards programs: the Archie Green Fellowships; the Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award; and the Henry Reed Fund Award. This year, these three competitive awards went to nine researchers …