Amelia Kirby

Emerging Fields, 2006

Drawing on her upbringing in a family of traditional Appalachian musicians, Amelia Kirby creates sound and documentary projects with the collectives Appalshop and Holler to the Hood. She is the producer of Holler to the Hood’s weekly live hip-hop and public affairs radio and web broadcast, which brings Appalachian and prisoner voices to the airwaves through poetry slams and spoken word performances. In 2004, Kirby also produced Front Porch, an installation that features large-scale color portraits and interactive animation of urban and rural traditional musicians.

Awards and Accomplishments

2008: _Thousand Kites_ receives Nathan Cummings Foundation Grant

2008: _Thousand Kites_ receives TCG–New Generations Program Grant