Appalshop News

Are you our next Convergent Media Fellow?

5 months ago

We are very proud to announce that our Appalachian Media Institute has been awarded $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts!

Our Appalachian Media Institute was among more than 1,200 recipients of NEA Grants for Arts Projects funding — and one of three in Eastern Kentucky — dedicated to providing access to the arts and rebuilding the creative economy.

With this generous funding, Appalshop will now be able to launch a Convergent Media Fellowship for our most advanced young mediamakers.

Under this new fellowship, our Appalachian Media Institute will hire two advanced interns to spend the year gaining high-level training in video, audio, photography, and other media production.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects like this one from Appalshop that help support the community’s creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. “Appalshop is among the arts organizations nationwide that are using the arts as a source of strength, a path to well-being, and providing access and opportunity for people to connect and find joy through the arts.”

We are so proud of the young people who produce media at Appalshop, and thrilled to be able to offer another paid opportunity for our youngest media makers to grow their portfolio and their professional network.

Interested in being one of our Convergent Media Fellows? Keep your eye out for applications, which will be available in early spring.


Thank you, National Endowment for the Arts!

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