South Arts Accepting Applications for Folk & Traditional Master Artist Fellowships

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization, is now accepting applications for the inaugural Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships. As part of their new In These Mountains initiative, South Arts will support nine folk and traditional artists with $9,000 each across Appalachia Regional Commission counties in Kentucky, North […]

Twelve Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Projects Selected Across The State

From Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program has selected twelve teams to participate in the 2019 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Entering its third year, the Program is designed to sustain Tennessee’s diverse folklife practices by investing in the passing of traditional art forms from master artists to the next […]

Tennessee Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Crossville on Nov. 3

From the Tennessee Folklore Society – The Tennessee Folklore Society will hold its 84th Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville, Tennessee. The meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. (CST) and conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m. It is free of charge and open to Society members as […]

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 awarded to eligible teams of master artists and apprentices committed […]

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 R.L. Boyce and apprentice Kesha Burton, from Brownsville; pollera dressmaker […]

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 beautiful music of early Tennessee is barely known, but it […]