Appalshop

Appalshop uses cultural organizing and place-based media, arts, and education to advance social justice, environmental sustainability, and economic equity.

Located in the central Appalachian coalfields in Whitesburg, Kentucky, Appalshop’s mission is to enlist the power of art to document, interpret, and revitalize the traditions and contemporary creativity of Appalachia; to tell stories the commercial cultural industries do not, challenging stereotypes with Appalachian visions and voices; to support communities’ efforts to achieve justice and equity; to promote cultural diversity, pluralism, and human rights as positive social values; and to participate in regional, national, and global movements toward these ends.

http://appalshop.org

Grants

Making Connections: Creating an Appalachian Restoration Narrative
Working in collaboration with organizations leading efforts to transition to a greener, inclusive and equitable economy throughout the region, Making Connections will produce and disseminate culturally grounded multi-media stories that build support within central Appalachia for development polices and practices that reduce dependency on environmentally destructive fossil fuels and accelerate a just transition.
Amount $40,000
Year(s) 2017-2018
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky, Cultural Organizing
 
Making Connections: Creating an Appalachian Restoration Narrative
A narrative-based strategic communications initiative and public education campaign led by Appalshop's Community Media Initiative (CMI) and WMMT-FM
Amount $40,000
Year(s) 2015
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky, Cultural Organizing
 
Weeklong Creative Change Retreat in Sundance, Utah
Travel to the Creative Change Retreat in Sundance, Utah
Amount $1,520
Year(s) 2014
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Travel
 
Making Connections: Building Support for a Thriving Appalachia
Narrative-based strategic communications initiative that produces and disseminates culturally grounded multimedia stories that build support in central Appalachia and beyond for development policies and practices that decrease destructive mining activity and accelerate a just transition toward thriving communities throughout the region
Amount $50,000
Year(s) 2014
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky, Cultural Organizing
 
General Operations
Amount $5,000
Year(s) 2013
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Collaboration and Movement Building