Mid Atlantic Arts has announced that the Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 2024 program year.
The Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowships are intended to honor, celebrate, and support foodways tradition bearers and practitioners in Central Appalachia.
Fellows may include but are not limited to, home cooks and bakers, seed savers, farmers, community elders, keepers of recipes and traditional foodways knowledge, hunters, and foragers, who have made significant and long-term contributions to sustaining and supporting the foodways heritage of their respective communities. Applicants must be from an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) designated county and state and priority will be given to applicants from OH, VA, and WV.
The 2024 Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellows will be honored at an awards ceremony and invited to present at a session at the 2024 Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference in Cullowhee, NC. In addition to the monetary award of $4,000 to support their ongoing community-based work, fellows will receive a unique physical award created by an Appalachian artist.
Potential applicants can learn more about the program and apply here. The deadline is December 15, 2023.
Mid Atlantic Arts’ Central Appalachia Living Traditions program is partnering with Grow Appalachia and the Appalachian Studies Association to host the Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowship in 2024