BY EMMA PEPPER, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS, THE HUB
Alternate ROOTS is an Atlanta, GA based organization that supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in community, place, tradition, or spirit that has been around for more than 40 years. The organization connects a distinct segment of the arts and culture field – artists who have a commitment to making work in, with, by, for and about their communities, and those whose cultural work strives for social justice.
They currently have a call out for applications for their Artistic Assistance Program – applications are due by September 11, 2018 – and have made a special request for artists working in West Virginia to apply. First time applicants and those not previously funded are required to hold a Conversation of Intent prior to submitting their applications that needs to be scheduled by September 4.
The Artistic Assistance Program provides direct support to individual artists and cultural workers in the South to enhance their skills, create unique projects, and build community. The program has two funding areas: professional development and project development.