(article) Texas Folklife's Response to COVID-19

To Our Texas Folklife Friends, Supporters and Family: 


In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and in adherence to CDC and local health authority guidelines, we are cancelling all scheduled Texas Folklife live events, performances and gallery operations until further notice. This includes all 2020 Big Squeeze auditions and concerts. Although this is a difficult choice, the health and wellbeing of our statewide community is our highest priority. The Big Squeeze and other programs are continuing in other formats and we will update you very soon on this.


Additionally, the Texas Folklife physical office will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 and the team will be working remotely until further notice. You may leave us a voicemail and reach our team via email during this time. 


Each year, Texas Folklife works with diverse communities across Texas to celebrate the shared traditions that so inextricably unite us. As we navigate the uncertain days ahead, we believe that the folk and traditional arts, along with our collective cultural expression are more important than ever. Thus, we are currently exploring alternative strategies to support the creative community and offer programming to help us all stay connected.


We will share updates as they arise via email, social media and our website. Take care out there — of yourselves and each other. 


And, as always, we thank you for your support.