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FY19 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Application Deadline Sept. 17

From Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program has opened applications for the 2019 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Heading into its third year, the program is designed to encourage the sustainability, continued development and proliferation of our state’s diverse folklife traditions. Funding will be

On Exhibit: The 2018 Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program

  By Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – This exhibit presents photographs and objects documenting the second year of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. The nine master and apprentice teams include gospel musician Willie Artison and apprentice Kenneth Artison, from Memphis; fife and drum musician

Upcoming Event: Crossing The Cumberland Concert

From Bob Fulcher, Park Manager, Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail– Join the Tennessee State Parks, the Friends of the Cumberland Trail, and the Tennessee Folklife Program on Saturday, May 19th, for a once-in-a-lifetime concert of hidden histories, wild instrumentals, and grand landscapes. The rare and

FY18 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program In Full Swing

By Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – Over the past few weeks, we have completed site visits with some of the nine teams currently in the FY2018 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. It’s been inspiring and rewarding to see these teams work together and watch the apprentices embark

Folklife Apprenticeship Program Preserves Tennessee Traditions

Nashville — The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program announces its 2018 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program awardees. In its second year, the Apprenticeship Program is designed to encourage the sustainability, continued development and proliferation of our state’s diverse folklife traditions. “The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program was

Welcome Langston Collin Wilkins as new Traditional Arts Specialist

By Dr. Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife– I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Langston Collin Wilkins as the Tennessee Arts Commission’s new Traditional Arts Specialist. Langston steps into the former Folklife Program Assistant position. He joins me in our ongoing work with

Library and Archives Hosts Free Folklife Event

By Maria (Dill) Benson, Deputy Director of Communications, Office of Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett – The Tennessee State Library and Archives will host a free event about folklife on Saturday, October 14. The event will demonstrate the multifaceted traditions that include oral stories, songs, art and

Tennessee Master Folk and Traditional Artist To Receive Top Honor

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

Tennessee Arts Commission seeks Traditional Arts Specialist

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.

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