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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


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  • Kate Murray teaching editing software, Audacity, to a Stories for Creative Forces participant.
    Posted on Wed Sep 4, 2019

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  • Posted on Fri Jun 28, 2019
    The annual Stories Summer Institute was June 17-21, 2019. During the Institute, participants crafted stories with instruction and guidance from audio radio producers and a guest folklorist instructor. Participants enrolled from education and nonprofits backgrounds and created four unique audio stories about "Women in the Austin Music Scene." The intensive workshop covered radio production, such as interviewing, logging, and sound, and also the folklore tradition of storytelling.
  • Posted on Tue Oct 2, 2018

  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014

    Applications for the 2020 Apprenticeship Program are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted applciations this year!

  • Posted on Wed Nov 6, 2019

    Texas Folklife and Akins High School Austin Corps invite the public to join us for the premiere of a new radio and podcast series, "Stories About Texas Artists and Akins High.” This series of audio documentaries about Texas artists and activism, civics, and Akins High traditions has been produced in collaboration with Texas Folklife’s student and community documentary training program, Stories from Deep in the Heart, and with Akins High School Austin Corps senior class lead by Social Studies Teacher Linda O’Neal.

  • Posted on Wed Nov 6, 2019

    Austin City Hall is the seat of Austin municipal government, located at 301 W 2nd St in downtown Austin, Texas. The current building was completed in 2004. Austin formerly operated its City Hall at 124 West 8th Street.

  • Posted on Mon Sep 16, 2019

    Please join us on Sunday, September 29th, at 3 pm at the Texas Folklife Gallery for an update on the Local-Memory digital history project and a live recording of an interview with Dan Foster, fiddler and scholar. Dr. Michael Schmidt will discuss his new research on the history of Western Swing in Austin between 1940 and 1955 and recent additions to its exhibit on dance bands and Swing in Austin (1929-46). After the update, he and Joe Dobbs, musician and librarian, will interview Dan Foster about the Texas fiddle tradition and Mr.

  • Posted on Tue Sep 10, 2019

    First Annual Texas Folk Arts Statewide Convening: Evening Program

    Discussion, presentations and artist demonstrations about the folk arts and traditions of the Lone Star State.

  • Posted on Fri Jul 26, 2019


    Texas Folklife and VSA Texas Announce “Stories for Creative Forces Listening Party”

    Monday August 12, 2019


    Cultural Activities Center

    3011 N 3rd St, Temple, TX 76501

    Free and open to the public with RSVP

    A Presentation of Audio Stories and Writing Projects Created by Veterans during Creatives Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network Projects by Texas Folklife & VSA Texas

  • Posted on Thu Jul 18, 2019

    Stories for Creative Forces Listening Party
    Monday August 12, 2019