Support for Folk and Traditional Artists

April 23, 2018 2:00 PM to April 27, 2018 7:00 PM

The Folklore Project offers services and assistance to Philadelphia-area grassroots groups and traditional artists working - in many ways - in cultural heritage.

Funding Agencies

Resource agencies, funding programs, and other sources of assistance for community-based traditional artists and folklife organizations in the Philadelphia area. (Last updated 2010).

Writing Grant Proposals. 

Basic materials that you will most likely need to develop for grant applications, with examples of what some local funders require.

  • Grantwriting Tips and Sample Proposals. By the Fund for Folk Culture.
  • Grantwriting Tips and Information. Links to other sites that provide assistance and "how-to" instruction.

Suggestions To Funders & Advocacy Issues.

Ways in which folk and traditional artists and grassroots groups are traditionally at a disadvantage when judged by terms not reflective of culturally-appropriate values and criteria. Helpful in identifying common impediments, and suggesting strategies. Useful for community-based artists who want to apply to funders, and for funders who want to reach culturally- and economically-diverse communities