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Texas Folklife Community Folklife Fellowship

If you are interested in participating as a fellow for the statewide Community Folklife Program, please fill out this interest form to keep up to date with the latest information, including application deadlines.


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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This six month program will run from January 2022 through June 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.