(article) 2016 End of Year Membership Campaign

Dear Texas Folklife supporters,

As a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting, celebrating and documenting the folk and traditional arts of Texas, we rely on the support of individuals to make our free and low-cost public programs, education projects, and funding of artists and culture bearers across the state possible.  Can we count on you to help us continue our work by becoming a member or renewing your membership?

In 2016 our organization underwent a leadership change and I recently became the Executive Director.  I am honored with the opportunity to continue our work with an amazing variety artists and communities across Texas to celebrate, present, nurture and document the folk and traditional arts.  This is an exciting moment to build upon the proud 32 year legacy of this organization, introduce our programs to new audiences, and fulfill our mission as the primary folk and traditional arts resource organization of the state.  You can help us break into 2017 with some momentum by becoming a member today.

Your support will help us to continue our flagship programs – The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest, Accordion Kings and Queens, Stories from Deep in the Heart, gallery exhibits and House Concert Series at our gallery in Austin, and our recently revived Apprenticeships in the Folk and Traditional Arts program.  Your end-of-year membership and donation will make sure we have the funding we need for these programs. 

Join today and receive some exciting new membership rewards, including free tickets to our House Concert Series and backstage access to the Big Squeeze Finals at the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin and Accordion Kings & Queens at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre.  We have set a goal to raise $5,000 in memberships before the end of this year, so please act now to help us meet this goal. 

Become a member by filling out this form: 

We hope you will join our community of Texas folk and traditional arts enthusiasts and admirers of the stunning variety of cultural traditions found across our state. 

Thank you!!

Executive Director Charlie Lockwood, and the Texas Folklife Board of Directors