Posted on Thu Feb 15, 2018
Amplify Austin 2018 March 1st (6pm) - March 2nd (6pm)
Amplify Austin Day is our city's annual community-wide day of online giving. The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits like Texas Folklife. We appreciate your support of our organization! For 34 years, supporters like you have helped us to preserve...
Posted on Tue Feb 13, 2018
Texas Folklife Presents:
"The Upshaws of County Line"
Gallery Exhibit Opening
Thursday May 10th, 2018
Free and Open to the Public
Texas Folklife Gallery
1708 Houston Street - Austin, TX 78756
Texas Folklife invites you to join us for the exhibit opening of "The Upshaws of County Line." This exhibit features photographs and oral history collected by documentary photographer Richard Orton between...
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
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...