Funding Opportunities

The following funding opportunities are currently available as part of Of the People: Widening the Path

American Folklife Center

    • Community Collections Fellowship 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.

 

Support and FAQ for Community Collections program (for Organizations)

APPLYING FOR A LIBRARY OF CONGRESS “OF THE PEOPLE”  FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: COMMUNITY COLLECTIONS GRANT (ORGANIZATIONS)/ #030ADV21R0637 Use the information found on this page along with the guidance in the Notice of Federal Opportunity to submit your application for the Community Collections grant program. Help Understanding this Funding Opportunity and Application Process Dates to Note Using […]

Applications Open for the Community Collections Grant Program!

The Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center are thrilled to announce the official launch of 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 will become part of […]

Support and FAQ for Community Collections program (for Individuals)

APPLYING FOR A LIBRARY OF CONGRESS “OF THE PEOPLE”  FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: COMMUNITY COLLECTIONS GRANT (INDIVIDUALS)/ #030ADV21R0636 Use the information found on this page along with the guidance in the Notice of Federal Opportunity to submit your application for the Community Collections grant program. Help Understanding this Funding Opportunity and Application Process Dates to Note Using […]

Further Context for the Community Collections Fellowship Program

A few weeks ago, this blog published a post reflecting on previous cultural documentation work the American Folklife Center (AFC) conducted through our ‘field survey’ projects. I offered that post as a way to provide historical context for the Community Collections Fellowship program that AFC is launching within the Of the People initiative at the […]

Some Context for the Community Collections Fellowship Program

As noted in a recent post on this blog, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will be launching a Community Collections Fellowship program under the Library’s “Of the People” initiative funded with support from the Mellon Foundation. This program will enable people to conduct fieldwork documenting the cultural activities and experiences that […]

Community Collections Fellowships Offer Support for Homegrown Documentation of Culture

The American Folklife Center is excited to be involved with “Of the People: Widening the Path,” an initiative at the Library of Congress funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A general overview announcing the initiative is here, and in this post we’ll provide background and details about the Community Collections Fellowship program that the […]

Library Enriches America’s Story by Connecting with Minority Communities, Funded by $15M Mellon Grant

The Library today announced a new, multiyear initiative to connect more deeply with Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities by expanding its collections, using technology to enable storytelling and offering more internship and fellowship opportunities, supported by a $15 million investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.