The Alaska Wilderness League is currently inviting applications for its Adam Kolton Alaska Storytelling Grant Program.
Donor Name: Alaska Wilderness League
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $20,000
Alaska Wilderness League’s mission is to Protect Alaska’s wild lands and waters by inspiring broad support for federal policy action.
The Storytelling Grant is a merit-based, unrestricted award presented to a practicing professional storyteller of exceptional talent and ability who has experience living in Alaska and who tells a uniquely Alaskan story.
The award is open to artists and storytellers who are currently writing and/or performing their work, and it acknowledges that stories can be shared in a variety of formats in addition to spoken word, including photography, film or visual art. It will include a plan to work with Alaska Wilderness League to promote and distribute the awardees (or awardees) stories.
The awardees will be an individual artist or storyteller (or team) who creates and/or performs their work. This work may range from experimenting with new approaches to carrying on the tradition of heritage storytelling.
The Storytelling Grant is a merit-based, unrestricted award of $20,000.
- 18 years of age or older.
- Former or current Alaska State residents who developed their art form after formative experiences in Alaska.
- Individual storytellers (or teams of up to four persons) who are the originators of the work.
- Artistic excellence in traditional or contemporary storytelling as recognized by the artist’s community or the public.
- Storytelling background and experience of the artist in publishing and/or performing the art form.
- Artist’s continued dedication and exploration of his or her work, with an interest in sharing the stories with the Alaska community or the general public.
For more information, visit Alaska Wilderness League.