Basque Government Announces Grants
The Basque Government has announced two grant programs this week, one for individuals in situations of extreme need residing abroad, and the other for Basque clubs and federations. The total budget for this year's grant for those in need is 202,000 Euros. Eligible individuals may be in situations of need due to monetary oscillations in the country where they reside, age, health crisis, or due to accidental incapacitations that have occurred. More information about this grant is available on EuskalKultura.com, or complete information on how to apply is available here in Basque and Spanish. Deadline to apply is July 18, 2018.
Grants for Basque clubs and entities were also approved this week by the Basque Government's council. These grants enjoy a budget of 782,306 Euros, the majority of which is destined to help clubs with special events, and operating expenses. The remaining amount, or 120,000 Euros, is aimed at helping institutions with infrastructure, remodels, or new buildings. This grant is open to 191 Basque clubs and federations that are officially recognized by the Basque Government in 25 different countries. The deadline to apply is determined by when the grant resolution appears in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country. We will keep you apprised of this date as well.
Euskaltzaindia Call for Papers
Euskaltzaindia, the Royal Academy of the Basque Language, has sent a call for papers for its XVII Conference "From Arantzazu to the World" to be held in Oñati, Gipuzkoa October 4-5, 2018. This conference, organized as part of the organization's Centennial Celebration, will be in Basque, but papers may be presented in Spanish, French or English, as simultaneous interpretation will be available at the event. For more information on the conference, including how to submit a paper, click here. Papers must be received by June 30, 2018.
Upcoming Event at Western Folklife Center
As part of the National Basque Festival activities, in Elko, NV the Western Folklife Center is holding a special reception and an illustrated talk by Jean Earl, "Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin," on Thursday June 28th, at 5:30pm. Jean and Philip Earl conducted tireless research on tree carvings left behind by Basque sheepherders in the early to mid-20th century. The talk is free and open to the public. This event is also a presentation of their exhibit at the Wiegand Gallery, along with the traveling exhibit "Mountain Picassos" featuring rubs of some of the carvings they found. After the exhibit reception and talk, there will be a concert by John Reischman and the Jaybirds. Concert admission is $20 for General; $15 for member/seniors/students and $5 for kids. For more information on the event, please visit their website.