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Texas Folklife Community Folklife Fellowship

Update 1/11/2022: The application deadline has been extended to February 13th. Please note the revised timeline.


The application for the 2022 Texas Folklife Community Folklife Fellowship is now live! Review the Application Summary here before you apply!


Join us for an Information Session via Zoom on January 26th, 2022 at 6:30 PM Central Time


Please click here to fill out the application. The application deadline is February 13th.


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 seeks applicants from diverse regions and communities of the state of Texas.

Fellows will 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 participants will be selected from across the state.


Apply for the 2022 Community Folklife Fellowship


This six-month program will run from March 15, 2022 through September 15, 2022.



All training will be conducted virtually via Zoom and Google Classroom. Mentorship and training opportunities are provided through Texas Folklife's network of folklorists, audio producers, scholars, and institutional partners. Fellows will be part of a cohort that meets regularly.



Each fellow will produce a documentary podcast episode, which Texas Folklife will distribute through our website, Soundcloud, and PRX as part of a new podcast series. Each Fellow will also create a blog post for their project and teach a workshop for community members in their region. This fellowship will require a consistent commitment and independent work. Expect to spend 10-20 hours per month on this project, outside of workshops. 



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