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Appalshop Archive is proud to be a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Access Challenge Grant, an initiative that supports capacity building for humanities programs. Your tax-deductible contribution towards our $50,000 goal will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the NEH to help improve access to Appalshop Archive's collections and create public events fostering civic engagement, reflection, and inquiry.
Materials in the Appalshop Archive hold lasting value for public programming in the humanities and will form the basis for implementing a robust outreach and engagement effort to bring more work before the public.
Planned project activities during the period June 2018 until September 2021 that you will be supporting include:
Appalshop Archive was established to preserve and make accessible the creative output and extraordinary history of this rural-based media arts and education center located in the central Appalachian region. The archive at Appalshop includes thousands of hours of film, videotape, audio recordings as well as photography and supporting materials that portray a multifaceted view of life and history in the Appalachian region, all housed in Appalshop's state-of-the-art climate-controlled vault.
The NEH Access Challenge Grant supports programming targeting groups that have historically lacked access to the humanities including youth, people of color and economically disadvantaged populations.