NSN Member Awards Program
To further its mission of “advancing all forms within the storytelling community through promotion, advocacy and education,” the National Storytelling Network supports a Member Awards Program through which NSN individual, associate, and affiliate members may apply for funding up to $1,000 to develop new projects. Support is available for the development of individual work, for collaborative projects, for community-based storytelling programs, or for scholarly research.
In extending direct support to members through this program, the NSN Board of Directors has several goals. Though the awards available are not large, we hope they will both enable storytellers to develop new ideas they might not otherwise have time or funds for and increase public outreach and awareness of the power of storytelling and the National Storytelling Network. More information will be provided when the application period opens in 2018.
The NSN Members Award program funds are generated by our Fall Auction. We encourage our members to support the Fall Auction by donating items that we can be auction to the public. Watch for more details through our weekly newsletter on how you can participate.
Application Period is closed for 2017.
Please watch for news of the projects we have funded for 2017/2018.
The application period will open sometime in the 2nd qt. of 2018.
It will be announced through our weekly newsletter and this section
Jack and Carole Ann Huebner Award
NSN is honored to collaborate with the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association and the Jonesborough Storytelling Guild to offer an award in memory of the late Carole Ann and Jack Huebner. The Huebners worked tirelessly to encourage other tellers and build community awareness of storytelling. Founding members of the Jonesborough Storytelling Guild, both Carole Ann and Jack (“TreeTop Wilson”) sponsored many Youth Storytelling workshops, and, in the 1990s, presented a national public radio program, “The Story Tree.” The Jack and Carole Ann Huebner Award, up to $500, will be given to one of the NSN Member Awards applicants whose proposal involves the telling of traditional folktales or historical stories. Those applicants applying for the Huebner Award will answer the Huebner Award question on the Member Awards application. The application period for this award will open in the 2nd quarter of 2018.