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Sky Purdin with Annikki Marttila at Annikki's home studio in South Dakota.

Sky Purdin with Annikki Marttila at Annikki's home studio in South Dakota


GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — In the past several years, Pioneer PBS has been documenting the work of master Scandinavian folk artists such as Karen Jenson, Gene Tokhiem and Norma Refsal. Pioneer PBS is assisting the American-Scandinavian Foundation in publicizing fellowship and grant opportunities for regional artists and organizations to foster the continuation of Scandinavian traditional arts and to promote cultural exchange between the U.S. and Scandinavia.  

Applicants living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan can apply for these fellowships and grants by visiting the ASF website at

Two kinds of awards are available – fellowships for artists and grants for public programs and community projects. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2021.

About the American-Scandinavian Foundation

ASF promotes firsthand exchange of intellectual and creative influence between the United States and the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. A publicly supported American nonprofit 501(c)(3)  organization, ASF has an extensive program of fellowships, grants, intern/trainee sponsorship, publishing, and cultural activities. Headquartered in New York City, ASF has members throughout the United States and alumni and donors worldwide. For further information, contact Sally Yerkovich, Director of Educational Exchange &  Special Projects, at 212-847-9714 or