Thursday, July 10, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs VII: Stor e Telling May June 2003

Hansel and Gretel
Alexander Zick, 1904
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002 I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard. Through the summer and beyond I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2007 – 2013.

I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the 
National Storytelling Network.

The theme for this issue was Grant Resources and you will find many below to hopefully help you with your work.

Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 

The Annenberg Foundation                                                                                         
he Annenberg Foundation encourages effective ways to share ideas and knowledge in education, culture, the arts, community and civic life.

Charity Village
A Canadian based grant resource, offering ideas and support that will take you "D'un océan à l'autre" (from sea to shining sea.)

Council on Foundations
COF offers Professional Development Resources, Documents, Publications, Research and the tools to write a successful grant.

The Educational Foundation of America
EFA favors innovative projects which could be replicated for wider impact and have national or international ramifications.

The Foundation Center
Take a tutorial at the Learning Lab on grant researching, proposal writing, and funding research. With their easy to use search engine you will be well on your way.

The Grantsmanship Center Institute
Thinking about applying for a grant but don’t know where to begin. Here is a good place to start.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
The Foundation supports advanced professionals who have a significant record of exhibition or performance of their work.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
The Foundation awards grants to collaborating performing artist’s community Artists in Residency Projects.                      
National Endowment for the Arts                                                                                 
Learn cultural funding, grant opportunities programs, funding, and implementation of programs.     

New York Foundation for the Arts                                                                      
The NYFA has awarded over $10 million dollars in grants and services annually, more than any other comparable organization in the country, covering the visual, performing, and literary arts.

SchoolGrantsAre you intimidated by the thought of writing grants? Then just click on the Grant Writing Tips section to find information, links and articles on how to make your grant stand out.

U.S. Department of EducationLesson plans, learning resources, educational material grants, contracts and links to additional grant resources.

Wallace - Reader’s Digest FundsTheir focus is to create opportunities for enrichment through schools, community activities, and participation in the arts. You can also download numerous publications on Education, the Arts and Communities at this site.


If you missed any previous Stor e Telling posts the links are below:


January February 2002 - Folktales, myths, legends and pourquoi stories from around the world and a few other sites to whet your appetite.

May June 2002 - American Life Histories from the WPA Project, Mayan and Philippine folktale's, public domain tales dating back to the 1880's, seasonal stories of forests, frogs, moons and maidens, solar folklore and more.

July August 2002
Trickster tales, Kenyan folktales, flower fables and participation stories to put some fun in your summer storytelling. 

September October 2002 – Included is a guide to collecting family folklore, folktales from Britain, Russia, Kashmir, fables from the Panchatantra, Jataka stories, and Native American legends ready to be explored.

November December 2002 - Resources for Jack Tales, puppets, ghost stories, educational resources and activities, Australian storytelling, traditions and folklore from the Orkney Islands. For extra fun the Book Hive link will lead you to stories by the amazing Jackie Torrence and other well-known tellers. Next stop, 2003!


January February – Folktales from Africa and Norway, Borneo myths and legends, ghost stories, storytelling games and resources, and a wee bit more.

March April - Grant resources, improvisational games to add to your storytelling residency, Native American Trickster Tales, information to keep your voice in tip top telling shape and more.

Below are the previous blog posts offering additional columns from 2007-2013.

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012
All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below. 

Stor e Telling Columns 2013

From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.

Karen Chace 2014 ©
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