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  • Posted on Mon Mar 14, 2016
        Hear the finished pieces produced at the 2016 Stories Summer Institute:   Texas Folklife invites all middle and high school teachers, students, and administrators in the greater Austin area to participate in the “Stories from Deep in the Heart” Summer Institute, a one week audio documentary production workshop. During the Summer Institute, participants will work in groups...
  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
      DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 11, 2016, BY 5:00 PM! 2017 Program Guidelines and Application (Fillable PDF) 2017 Program Guidelines and Application (For Print) Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeship in the Folk Arts program encourages the continuation of traditional arts in Texas by providing up to $1,500 awards to master artists to train...
  • Posted on Mon Aug 15, 2016
    Taquerías of Southmost Gallery ExhibitTexas Folklife Gallery1708 Houston St / Austin, TX 78756FREE and open to the public Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and by appointment In 2012 Texas Folklife and the Brownsville Historical Association (BHA) partnered on “Taquerías of Southmost,” a research, documentation, exhibit, outreach and promotion project. Texas Folklife conducted fieldwork...
  • Posted on Fri Jul 29, 2016
    On Friday, July 22nd, Texas Folklife celebrated the productions of Austin- and Houston-based cultural workers with the Stories Summer Institute 2016 Listening Party. The event was the debut for 6 radio documentaries compiled by teachers and students under the guidance of Stories from Deep in the Heart, Texas Folklife’s award-winning documentary training program. The...
  • Posted on Tue May 10, 2016
                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree...
  • Posted on Thu Feb 11, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMEDIA CONTACT:Sheree Scarborough(512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES “2016 Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” AWARDEES   Awards of up to $1,500 for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas Ten Master and Apprentice Pairs Named     Austin, Texas – February 8, 2016...
  • Posted on Fri Jan 22, 2016
    Enjoy the completed audio documentaries from our Stories from Deep in the Heart program with O Henry Middle School. Stories include celebrity musician profiles, an insider's look at the formation of the ACL music festival, and many other stories about local Austin artists, businesses and O Henry Middle School legends. Students from Patrick McNally’s 6th grade Contemporary World Cultures...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 13, 2016
    What: Stories from Deep in the Heart O. Henry Middle School Listening PartyWhen: Thursday January 21st, 2016 (8:10am-9:46am)Where: O. Henry Middle School Library (Address: 2610 W 10th St, Austin, TX 78703)On Thursday January 21st during 2nd period from 8:10am-9:46am students from O. Henry Middle School will hold a listening party to present their audio documentaries created in...
  • 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
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com     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...

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