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  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
      Applications for 2018 are now closed. Thank you to all who applied! apprenticeship_8.5x11_poster_no_date-page-001.jpg 2018 Program Guidelines and Application (Fillable PDF) 2018 Program Guidelines and Application (For Print) View The 2016 Apprenticeship Program Participants Program Overview: Texas Folklife's Apprenticeships in the Folk Arts program encourages the...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 20, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent at the McDonald Public Library in Corpus Christi on Saturday, March 3  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 20, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Hold a Community Discussion about Cajun Music in Southeast Texas and Talent Showcase in Nederland/Groves on February 24  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka...
  • Posted on Thu Feb 15, 2018
    Amplify Austin 2018 March 1st (6pm) - March 2nd (6pm) Amplify Austin Day is our city's annual community-wide day of online giving. The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits like Texas Folklife. We appreciate your support of our organization!  For 34 years, supporters like you have helped us to preserve...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 13, 2018
    Texas Folklife Presents: "The Upshaws of County Line" Gallery Exhibit Opening Thursday May 10th, 2018 Free and Open to the Public Texas Folklife Gallery 1708 Houston Street - Austin, TX 78756 Texas Folklife invites you to join us for the exhibit opening of "The Upshaws of County Line." This exhibit features photographs and oral history collected by documentary photographer Richard Orten between...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 13, 2018
    From an University of North Texas Press article about the novel "The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family" by Richard S. Orton "In The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family, documentary photographer Richard Orton chronicles the Upshaws, an African American family of the rural East Texas community of County Line, during the years 1988–2009. There are no formal divisions...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 20, 2017
    Just a week after premiering their stories, students at Hogg Middle School have seen their projects broadcast on two radio stations, with at least one more in the works.  The students were part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, Texas Folklife’s award-winning radio and podcast education program. The Stories program has been helping Texas communities tell their oral histories for 9 years...
  • Posted on Wed Sep 20, 2017
    Gallery ExhibitThe Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program This exhibit features tools, instruments, finished works, photographs, audio, video and other documentation from Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program.  The program encourages the preservation and continuation of Texas traditions by...
  • Posted on Tue May 30, 2017
        Folklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin will be returning to present a sampling of her work in radio and folklore, as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Stories Summer Institute by this year’s participants. The presentation and reception on June 29th is free and open to the public. The reception begins at 6PM, followed by...
  • Posted on Tue May 10, 2016
                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree...

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