By Barry Courter, Times Free Press – Celia Garduño sits on a simple metal chair next to the couch in her modest East Ridge home. Her hands are folded in her lap as she smiles gently. On the couch next to her is daughter Maria
By Dr. Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife and the state folklorist — The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program announces the launch of its Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. The new initiative is designed to encourage the survival, continued development and proliferation of our state’s diverse folklife
By Laura Tuttle, Marketing Support Coordinator, Arrowmont — Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is launching “Make/Time” – a new podcast series created by CraftSchools.us. The podcast is a project of “The Craft School Experience,” an initiative that promotes the value of immersive, residential craft schools across the
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 Dr. Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife Ralph Stanley, an icon of Appalachian culture and a pioneering bluegrass musician with a career spanning seven decades, died last Thursday, June 23, at age eighty-nine. In the week since his passing, Stanley’s remarkable life has been detailed
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.