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NEA logo Posted on: March 3, 2019

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to the Association for Cultural Equity to support the collaborative and ethical repatriation of archived Native American field recordings. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,605 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 972 grants in this category.

Bahamas Event Posted on: January 1, 2019

This month Tamika Galanis, current Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection at the John G.

Choreometics Films Posted on: December 12, 2018

The Association for Cultural Equity recently completed a National Film Preservation Foundation grant project to digitally transfer and preserve items in the Alan Lomax Choreometrics Films Collection, housed at the American Folklife Center-Library of Congress. The project entailed selection of rare film material from the Presentation Library, which ACE will make available to dance scholars and researchers interested in the analysis method developed by Alan Lomax: Choreometrics.

By Marion Post Wolcott - Reproduction from color slide. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Posted on: November 11, 2018

AFS presentation Posted on: October 10, 2018

The ACE team joined specialists in the field to present the forum Equitable and Inclusive: The Global Jukebox at the American Folklore Society Conference in Buffalo, New York on October 18th.

DSU Posted on: October 10, 2018

ACE's Jorge Arévalo Mateus and Violet Baron traveled to Mississippi early this month to repatriate early Lomax recordings from the birthplace of the blues.

Steve Rosenthal Posted on: August 8, 2018

Today, we feature Steve Rosenthal, owner of the Magic Shop recording studio and long-time ACE collaborator.

Ethnomusicology Posted on: August 8, 2018

ACE President Anna Lomax Wood published Part I of a 2-part series in Ethnomusicology, the Society for Ethnomusicology’s academic journal.

Called “Like a Cry from the Heart”: An Insider's View of the Genesis of Alan Lomax's Ideas and the Legacy of His Research, Wood’s article is part prose poem of remembrance, recalling travels with Lomax and working in his rambling Upper West Side apartment-office on what would be his life’s projects to create the Global Jukebox. The article also includes deep analysis of Lomax’s work and the criticism that it met with, as well as a synthesis of new research on the projects that Lomax, and ACE, championed.