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  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
      DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 AT 5PM apprenticeship_8.5x11_poster_no_date-page-001.jpg 2018 Program Guidelines and Application (Fillable PDF) 2018 Program Guidelines and Application (For Print) Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeship in the Folk Arts program encourages the continuation of traditional arts in Texas by providing up to $2,500 awards to...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 20, 2017
    Just a week after premiering their stories, students at Hogg Middle School have seen their projects broadcast on two radio stations, with at least one more in the works.  The students were part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, Texas Folklife’s award-winning radio and podcast education program. The Stories program has been helping Texas communities tell their oral histories for 9 years...
  • Posted on Wed Sep 20, 2017
    Gallery ExhibitThe Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program This exhibit features tools, instruments, finished works, photographs, audio, video and other documentation from Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program.  The program encourages the preservation and continuation of Texas traditions by...
  • Posted on Tue May 30, 2017
        Folklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin will be returning to present a sampling of her work in radio and folklore, as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Stories Summer Institute by this year’s participants. The presentation and reception on June 29th is free and open to the public. The reception begins at 6PM, followed by...
  • Posted on Tue May 10, 2016
                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree...
  • Posted on Wed May 4, 2016
    Texas Folklife has recently concluded our Spring 2016 Podcasting Techniques initiative. Podcasting Techniques is a series of workshops with teachers and students to facilitate community podcasts. In total, nearly 200 students worked to develop their own recordings through the program, completing 19 school podcasts throughout Austin ISD and Round Rock ISD. The initiative was developed as part of...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 21, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com     TEXAS FOLKLIFE LAUNCHES “2016 Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” PROGRAM   Grants of up to $1,500 available for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of TexasPriority given to Polka and Zydeco Applications, but...
  • Posted on Sun Mar 8, 2015
    It has been 110 years since the unsurpassed Bob Wills was born on March 6, 1905 in Kosse, Texas. Given the recent ways Texas Folklife has been showcasing its three decades of work documenting and celebrating Texas fiddling on its archival cd release and at the Festival of Texas Fiddling, it seemed appropriate to send along happy birthday wishes! It is hard to imagine someone who has had a more...

    Bob Wills - Crippled Turkey

  • Posted on Fri Feb 27, 2015
    I am proud to announce that I have been selected as a recipient for a 2015 Community Research Grant from The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.  This fall I will work with a UT humanities faculty member and access the University's archival and library holdings to do research related to Texas music recordings.  This project will help advance Texas Folklife's...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 22, 2015
      Friday, July 10, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. George Washington Carver Center Boyd Vance Theater6pm: Reception (light refreshments served) 7pm: Program BeginsFolklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin will present a sampling of her work in radio and folklore, as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Stories Summer Institute by this year’s...

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