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Texas Folklife Community Folklife Fellowship

The Texas Folklife Community Folklife Fellowship program is a statewide, NEA-supported pilot program that provides training in oral history, interviewing, audio storytelling, archives, and podcast production for adults. Participants learn to document community traditions in their own cities and towns throughout the state, through workshops and community partnerships. The program supports applicants from diverse regions and communities of the state of Texas.

Fellows receive a stipend and free training in oral history, produce a documentary podcast episode, and teach a community workshop in their region. The program seeks participants from the diverse regions and communities of the state of Texas. 8-10 participants are selected from across the state.


2023 Community Folklife Fellowship Interest Form

The Folklorist Next-door: A Podcast


A cohort of community folklife fellows explore traditional arts, community practices, values, and ritual celebrations in their communities. Streaming on all Podcast Platforms now!

Learn More About the New Podcast Series

Stream The Folklorist Next-door

2022 Community Folklife Fellowship Cohort


Texas Folklife is proud to announce the 2022 Community Folklife Fellowship Cohort. From foodways to festivals and performance practices, the ten selected fellows will represent the diversity of Texas communities through the documentation of a variety of foodways, performance practices and festivals including sauerkraut, pandemic recipes, pastorales, Juneteenth, and social issues like climate justice.

Meet the 2022 Fellowship Cohort & Explore Their Projects

View Last Year's Application Materials

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how the National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit