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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


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  • Posted on Thu Oct 8, 2020

    A lifelong arts lover and advocate with 15 years of experience in arts research, programming and presenting, Sarah Rucker is the founder of Full Gallop which strives to bridge cultures and connect communities through creative collaborations and programs.

  • Posted on Wed Sep 16, 2020

    As Texas Folklife's Grants Coordinator, Kate Murray works with the Executive Director, Operations Manager, and programmatic team to manage the organization's grant portfolio and drive new avenues of funding that help bring our various programs to life.

  • Posted on Tue Sep 15, 2020

    Jeannelle oversees Texas Folklife’s award-winning Stories From Deep in the Heart program, coordinating projects that empower students and community members throughout the state to tell their stories. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnomusicology at The University of Texas at Austin. In both her research and applied work, Jeannelle is interested in how technology intersects with cultural heritage and traditions. As a researcher, she has conducted work throughout the U.S. and Argentina on digital folklore and emergent Latin music scenes.

  • Posted on Wed Aug 26, 2020

    As the Program Coordinator for Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program, Pete works with a diverse range of tradition bearers to foster the continuation of Texas’s traditional arts and cultures through intensive mentorship. Pete is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at Austin. Studying local and global music cultures of Tanzania, with a concern for issues of popular culture, urbanism, development, labor, cultural politics, and globalization, Pete’s research has been supported by Fulbright-IIE and the Presser Foundation.

  • Posted on Wed Apr 22, 2020

    Maya is the Marketing & Membership Coordinator and has been involved with Texas Folklife for 3 years since she started as an intern in  September 2017. Maya manages all Texas Folklife social media and newsletters, fundraising campaigns, membership tracking, and communications and provides administrative and program support. She earned a BA in Urban Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. 

  • Posted on Mon Aug 26, 2019

    Gabriela Kane is the Operations Manager for Texas Folklife. She completed a portfolio in the Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship Program and an MA in Latin American Studies at UT Austin. She previously attended Texas A&M University where she received a BA in Spanish and International Studies with a concentration in Arts and Culture. In Historic Downtown Bryan, she managed the SEAD Gallery as an arts-based community development initiative of Advent GX.

  • Posted on Tue Aug 13, 2013

    Becky Bingman coordinates Texas Folklife's Gallery Exhibits and has been involved the arts and education community for 25 years. Before joining Texas Folklife, Becky worked with the Kentucky Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, where she organized artist workshops for teachers, and developed arts programming and curriculum materials for Kentucky Educational Television. She has a long-standing interest in indigenous and unschooled artists.