NEA National Heritage Fellows Will Be Honored at Awards Ceremony and Free Concert in Washington, DC, on September 14–15, 2017 By Liz Auclair, Press/Public Affairs, NEA – Across the United States there are traditional art forms that shape our culture and make our communities distinct, whether it’s conjunto
The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a fulltime Traditional Arts Specialist. Under the supervision of the Director of Folklife, this position works to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans with a focus on sustaining and documenting Tennessee’s multiple heritages and traditional art forms.
Exhibit Opens May 19 through July 14. Artist reception is June 1, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. By Dr. Bradley Hanson and Dr. Dana Everts-Boehm – This exhibit presents photographs, videos and objects documenting the inaugural year of the Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. The
By Dr. Dana Everts-Boehm Master white oak basketmaker Sue Williams of Morrison and her apprentice Brenda Kucharski of Spring City have been invited to display and demonstrate their folk craft at the Scopes Festival in Dayton, Tennessee from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday,
By Dr. Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – Master fiddler and guitarist Jim Wood of Shelbyville and his apprentice Ben Ayers of Winchester will perform a concert of traditional American fiddle tunes at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017. The event will take place at
By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 345 Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Grants Awards totaling $4,476,520 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists in Tennessee. Annual Grants provide funds for: operating support
By Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – Fiscal Year 2017 marks the inauguration of the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. The new initiative is designed to encourage the survival, continued development and proliferation of our state’s diverse folklife traditions, especially those that are rare or endangered.
By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant to the Director. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, this position supports the TN Arts Commission mission to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and
Dana Everts-Boehm, Folklife Program Assistant Parsons, Tennessee’s Toby Show is a modern day revitalization of 19th & early 20th century folk theater once performed by traveling troupes that visited rural towns throughout the Midwest and the South, erecting a tent on a vacant lot and presenting
By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Professional development opportunities are excellent ways to enhance knowledge and skills for personal career growth and community benefit. The Professional Development Support Grant Program is designed to assist monetarily up to $750 individual Tennessee artists and professional arts administrators