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You have made your way to the Alaska Arts & Culture Foundation and Alaska State Council on the Arts program page with Submittable. Currently, this page is used for the Alaska Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Grant & Alaska State Writer Laureate. Below you will find our current open programs as well as future programs. 

If you have any questions please email: asca.grants@alaska.gov

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Application Instructions

Before completing this application, please be sure you have read through the Adaptation and Innovation Grant Guidelines. The complete guidelines are available on the Adaptation and Innovation Grants page on the Alaska State Council on the Arts web site at https://arts.alaska.gov/

The guidelines include the full program description, eligibility guidelines for each applicant—Arts & Culture Organizations up to $10,000, Organizations & Individuals up to $2,000, and Schools up to $1,000—and grant review criteria. Also included on the Adaptation and Innovation Grant page are downloadable versions of application forms in Word and PDF file formats, if you would prefer to work on your application offline and submit via regular mail or email. Schools, Organizations and Individuals may apply for and receive a single Adaptation and Innovation Grant award in the fiscal year 2021 (through June 30, 2021).

Email laura.forbes@alaska.gov or call (907) 269-6682, with questions, concerns or for technical assistance; in particular, please contact us right away if the application materials and requested submission process present a barrier to access for an eligible applicant.

About The Alaska State Writer Laureate Program

In the early 1960s, the Juneau Poetry Society created the Poet Laureate Program to honor an Alaska poet and poetic literature. Since then, the program has evolved into the Alaska State Writer Laureate program, the only program in the U.S. that honors all genres of writing.

Every two years, the Alaska State Council on the Arts solicits nominations for this honorary, unpaid position. We appreciate the commitment and passion that the selected State Writers have brought to Alaska during their respective terms. As illustrated by the names of the people who have held this position in the recent past (a complete list is on our website) it is obvious that this title, while voluntary, is one that is critical not only to the citizens of Alaska, but also to the field of writers and readers throughout our state and nationally.

During their term, each State Writer will complete a project of their choosing that will advance the literary arts in Alaska. Fairbanks playwright Anne Hanley (2002-2004) wrote a regular poetry column in the Anchorage Daily News. Jerah Chadwick, a poet from Unalaska (2004-2006) put together a terrific poem-a-day program during National Poetry Month. Poet and novelist John Straley from Sitka (2006-2008) taught writing workshops to atrisk students. Nancy Lord (2008-2010) visited numerous communities across the state conveying her passion for writing, books and libraries. Peggy Shumaker (2010-2012) developed the Alaskan Writers Directory www.alaskanwritersdirectory.com In addition, John Straley and Nancy Lord wrote and published books during their tenure.

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