Folklife Program staff members are professionally trained folklorists and actively travel the state to uncover, research, and document Tennessee’s dynamic traditional cultures. We maintain an archive of field documentation, and draw from this material to create a variety of presentations, publications, exhibitions, and media productions.

On Site

Folklife Program staff record master artist and apprentice teams in action.


An online catalog of Folklife Program exhibitions, beginning in 2014.


Ongoing documentation of Tennessee's rich folklife.