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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

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