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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

Join Us For An Apprenticeship Program Reception

By Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program will host a public reception to mark the opening of its new exhibition celebrating the inaugural year of the Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program on Thursday, June 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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.

An Exhibit of the Tennessee Traditional Apprenticeship Program

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

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