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2022 Texas Folklife Community Folklife Fellowship

Update: 2/8/2022: The deadline for letters of support/recommendation forms has been extended to February 21st, 2022. Please note that the application itself is still due on February 13th, 2022.


Applications for the 2022 Texas Folklife Community Folklife Fellowship are no longer being accepted! Thank you to everyone who applied, we look forward to reviewing your application materials! Remember to have your two recommenders submit the letter of support/recommendation form by February 21st, 2022!


Please send this link to your two recommenders so they can fill out the letter of support/recommendation form. The recommender form deadline has been extended to February 21st, 2022 at 11:59 PM Central Time.


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.


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Community Folklife Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions

Application Timeline

Application Deadline: February 13th, 11:59 PM CT

Recommendation Deadline: February 21st, 11:59 PM CT

Application Reviews: February 13th through March 1st

Decisions Received: March 4th

Deadline to Accept or Decline Offer: March 11th

Application Resources

1. Application Overview: You will submit your application using this online form, but we recommend you review the Application Overview before you apply to prepare your answers and materials as the form is unable to save your work.

2. Application Form: When you have your materials ready, apply online using this form.

3. Recommendation Form (Letter of Support): Have your recommenders submit their Letter of Support using this recommendation form. Please make sure to give enough heads up to your reccomenders so they can complete the forms by February 21st, 2022 at 11:59 PM CT.

4. Information Session Slides & Recording: If you missed the information session on January 26th, please fill out this form to get access to the recording and slides from the session.

Program Timeline

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


Workshops will begin on March 19th.


Stipend: $1,200

Project & Equipment Funds: $500 in project funds + up to $250 in reimbursement for project equipment

Software: All fellows will receive access to Hindenburg for audio editing and Descript for transcription

Workshops & Meetings

First Workshop: March 19th

Workshops will take place once per month on a Saturday morning over Zoom

Participants will also have a monthly virtual cohort meeting and the option to meet with instructors/mentors during a regular virtual "office hour"

Additional tech workshops may take place on weekends or evenings


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