Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowship Accepting Applications Through February 1, 2023

Mid Atlantic Partners with Grow Appalachia and the Appalachian Studies Association for Second Year of Program

Baltimore, MD – December 22, 2022 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced that the Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 2023 program year.

The Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowships are intended to honor, celebrate, and support foodways tradition bearers and practitioners in Central Appalachia who have made significant and long-term contributions to sustaining and supporting the foodways heritage of their respective communities. 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 2023 Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellows will be honored at an awards ceremony and invited to present at a session at the 2023 Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference in Athens, OH. 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 February 1, 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 2023.

Grow Appalachia Logo. Right side are the words Grow Appalachia stacked in block format. Right side on the same line are three stick figure people hand to hand. Below both across the bottom are the words Berea College. The logo is black copy on a white background.
A circle composed of triangles of purple, yellow, and blue sits to the right. On the left the words Central Appalachia Living Traditions are visible in purple.

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