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)
View The 2016 Apprenticeship Program Participants
Texas Folklife's Apprenticeships in the Folk Arts program encourages the...
Posted on Fri Sep 15, 2017
The Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program
Gallery Exhibit Opening Thursday 10/26/17 (6pm-8pm) 1708 Houston St Austin, TX 78756 Texas Folklife invites you to join us for the exhibit opening of "The Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program". Select artists featured in the exhibit will be on...
Posted on Tue Sep 6, 2016
Back in the early 1990s, when Ed Poullard apprenticed under the guidance of the famous Creole fiddler Canray Fontenot, he recalls being told how important this apprenticeship would be for future generations. As Mr. Poullard remembers, “He said that when Canray’s gone, you become a torchbearer. You have to do whatever you can to bring this to others and show them what you know.” Over two decades...
Posted on Tue May 10, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Posted on Wed Oct 21, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, email@example.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 Mon Aug 4, 2014
Vocalist Seetha Chandrashekhar is undertaking Texas Folklife's apprenticeship in the folk & traditional arts program by training with master Carnatic (South Indian) musician and composer Chitravina N. Ravikran, one of Indian music's most inspiring ambassadors. Based in Coppell, TX, Chandrashekhar has been working with Ravikiran on three important features of the Carnatic vocal...
Posted on Thu Oct 6, 2016
From traditional Native American healing to conjunto accordion to Mardi Gras Indian suit sewing, the 2016 - 2017 Apprenticeship Programs include a diverse range of traditional and folk arts across the state. Click on each marker to read more about each master artist and apprentice participant on our website, watch video of performances, and browse photos.
This program is made possible in...
Posted on Tue Oct 4, 2016
Growing up in a Polish neighborhood in Houston, Master Artist Brian Marshall remembers the prevalence of fiddle music within his family and the community. As he recalls, “In my house growing up, my uncles, myself, and everyone would get together and pass the fiddle around like a joint in a hippie commune. Everybody would lay on it some. Some played really well, some played kind of scratched...
Posted on Mon Aug 22, 2016
Some of the earliest introductions to shoemaking for Master Artist Lee Miller and Apprentice Dana Perrotti was a practice in trial and error. For Lee, an early attempt to change the shape of a boot’s toe with a saw resulted in the saw coming right off the boot entirely. Dana lovingly refers to one of her earliest projects making shoes as “that really ugly loafer”: “part of the reason it was so...
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...