Traditional Artist & Culture Bearer Relief Fund
COVID-19 has revealed deep vulnerabilities within many of those we serve. To provide direct support to these artists and culture/heritage practitioners, we’ve launched the Traditional Artist & Culture Bearer Emergency Relief Fund with seed money from the Arizona Commission on the Arts (10K) and individual donors, including over $5000 from community members on Arizona Gives Day and are continuing the campaign to help artists in need. Apply or donate to the fund here.
We are updating a list of additional resources and relief opportunities here.
Now seeking nominations for our 2020 Master-Apprentice Artists Awardees. Deadline extended to July 1, 2020
Supporting master artists or tradition bearers working with a qualified apprentice (or group of apprentices) in a teaching-learning relationship. Funds can be used to help cover artist fees, offset costs of raw materials, and support any travel essential to the exchange. Learn more here.
BorderLore: stories of culture & heritage in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands
Our monthly online journal, BorderLore, aims to document, share, and elevate folklife in the borderlands region (Arizona, New Mexico, southern California, southern Utah, west Texas, and northern Mexico), seeking what is often “hidden in plain view.” By celebrating the “embellished ordinary,” we hope to connect people across culture, tradition, and geography. Read Borderlore here.