Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
Applications for 2018 are now closed. Thank you to all who applied!
2018 Program Guidelines and Application (Fillable PDF)
2018 Program Guidelines and Application (For Print)
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Texas Folklife's Apprenticeships in the Folk Arts program encourages the...
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 Fri Aug 12, 2016
The various parts that make up an accordion can seem daunting upon first glance. The accordion and tuning repair shop that Master Artist Augustin “Gus” Escobar (pictured right, on the right) runs outside of his house in Schertz contains an immense array of accordions and accordion parts all throughout the workshop. As full accordions line the walls, various reeds...
Posted on Fri Aug 5, 2016
It was always a dream for Daniel Malik to perform with the famous polka musician Joe Patek. The Patek family were revered throughout the 20th century as one of, if not the, most popular polka orchestra throughout all of Texas. Many Texans may recognize the popular standard “Shiner Song,” an arrangement by the Patek band that has become the (un)official anthem of the Texas Czech people. So...