FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Austin, Texas – October 5, 2016 – Texas Folklife is pleased to announce that Acting Director Charlie Lockwood has accepted the position of Executive Director. Lockwood has served as Acting Director since January of this year. He has worked at the organization since 2012, serving as Programs, Operations, and Development Director.
Foodways: A Place at the Table, a statewide survey of Texas food traditions. He has coordinated grant management, membership cultivation, and fiscal sponsorships for unincorporated organizations and individual artists. For the past several years, Lockwood has undertaken an archival preservation project to organize, digitize and ultimately disseminate 32 years of Texas Folklife's rich archival holdings.In 2014
Cape Town, South Africa, New Orleans, Louisiana, Austin, Texas, and performed and studied music in Cairo, Egypt and Istanbul, Turkey.
“The Texas Folklife Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Charlie Lockwood to the role of Executive Director”, says Board Chair Heyden Walker. “As Acting Director Charlie has brought an impressive level of management, insight, work ethic, and organizational integrity to the job. We are looking forward to an exciting future for Texas Folklife under Charlie's leadership.”
About Texas Folklife
Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and preserving the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State, and is designated by the National Endowment for the Arts as the Folk & Traditional Arts organization for the state. For over 30 years, Texas Folklife has honored cultural traditions passed down within communities, explored their importance in contemporary society, and celebrated them by providing accessible and joyful arts experiences.
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