Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
Apprenticeship Program Application and Guidelines are now available. Grants of up to $1,500 available for apprentices to train with a master artist in the folk and traditional arts. Priority will be given to Polka and Zydeco applicants, but applicants from all folk and traditional arts disciplines are encouraged!
Application deadline has been extended until Friday December...
Posted on Thu Nov 19, 2015
On November 19th I had the honor of attending a planning meeting for a 2017 series of events involving the 35th anniversary of the NEA Heritage Awards Fellowships and 50th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. This diplomatic mission came about after executive director Cristina Balli was unable to attend the meeting due to her presentation at an event honoring...
Posted on Wed Oct 21, 2015
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TEXAS FOLKLIFE LAUNCHES “2016 Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” PROGRAM
Grants of up to $1,500 available for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of TexasPriority given to Polka and Zydeco Applications, but...
Posted on Mon Mar 2, 2015
Enjoy the finished audio stories by youth producers at Grisham Middle School during the 2014-15 school year. For this project in collaboration with "Stories from Deep in the Heart," students documented a wide range of folklife traditions, such as Norwegian and German family recipes in the U.S., the lives of community musicians and poets, and the artisan soap-making process.
On Thursday, February...
Posted on Fri Jan 16, 2015
This summer high school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators will participate in Texas Folklife's 2015 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute, a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants will be guided through production of short audio documentaries on...
Posted on Wed Dec 10, 2014
This week I had the honor of attending a private meeting with the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dr. Jane Chu, and a few folklorists from across the country. The purpose of the meeting was to relay the importance of the folk and traditional arts field to Dr. Chu, and offer our services and support in the work of the NEA.
In several years past when the NEA has...
Posted on Mon May 5, 2014
TEXAS FOLKLIFE RECEIVES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS AWARD
Grant to Support “Stories from Deep in the Heart” 2014 Summer Institute
Austin, Texas – April 25, 2014 – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced last week that Texas Folklife is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant...