FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
How can storytelling help us through these challenging times? What's at stake in providing platforms for stories and amplifying voices? Our panel discusses examples, developments, strategies around storytelling as it relates to their work and the global health pandemic.
Mark your calendar for the Eighth annual Eastside Kings Festival! Set to take place September 12th-13th, 2020 at 12th & Chicon in Austin, TX.
There will be over 20 bands playing Blues, Jazz, and Gospel music in 6-8 venues each day of the festival. Festival tickets are $20 for each day and wristbands are available for purchase at Antone's Record Shop. You don't want to miss out!
For more information, please contact the Eastside King Foundation at (512) 228-8434 or email email@example.com!
The Big Squeeze is still on!
This discussion is centered around the value and nature of what folk and traditional arts means right now during this challenging time, ideas for connecting individuals and communities going forward, support for artists, as well as some of the issues culture workers, folklorists, artists, and arts administrators should consider while undertaking our work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Resources for Artists and Organizations
Texas Folklife participated in the annual Patton Arts Day on March 13, 2020. We worked with schools to distribute cultural survey to the students, and choose six students' stories to record. The six "Patton Stories" cover the students and their families traditions and customs. The finished audio stories are based on interviews with the students and their parents, and feature customs based in India, Ireland, Mexico, El Salvador, and more.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are canceling all scheduled TexasFolklife events and gallery operations including the Big Squeeze live auditions and concerts until further notice. The #BigSqueeze2020 will continue online though! Take care and thank you!