ROOTS Week Scholarship Request

Photo: Melisa Cardona.

If you are interested in attending ROOTS Week and need financial assistance in order to pay the registration fee, we encourage you to fill out the ROOTS Week Scholarship Request Form! It’s due Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5pm EST. ROOTS Week registration opens in May, and we will notify you before then!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Wendy Shenefelt, Programs Manager, at

There will be a preference given to those who live in ROOTS targeted areas (Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and West Virginia), and those who are Native American/First Peoples, Latina/o/x, Asian/Pacific Islander, and/or differently abled.

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Alternate ROOTS is an organization based in the Southern USA* whose mission is to support the creation and presentation of original art, in all its forms, which is rooted in a particular community of place, tradition, or spirit. As a coalition of cultural workers we strive to be allies in the elimination of all forms of oppression. ROOTS is committed to social and economic justice and the protection of the natural world and addresses these concerns through its programs and services.

*The ROOTS Region covers the Southern area of the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

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Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.