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Texas Folklife Community Folklife Fellowship

The Community Folklife Fellowship Program is a statewide initiative supported by the NEA, designed to empower individuals from diverse regions and communities in Texas. Through immersive workshops and community partnerships, fellows learn the art of documenting community traditions, ensuring their preservation for future generations.

Fellows of the Community Folklife Fellowship Program are granted a stipend and the opportunity to train in oral history. They will also produce a podcast episode and share their knowledge by teaching a community workshop in their regions.

A carefully selected group of fellows will be chosen from the pool of applicants, representing different areas across the state.

2023-2024 Community Folklife Fellowship

The Folklorist Next-door: A Podcast

A cohort of community folklife fellows explore traditional arts, community practices, values, and ritual celebrations in their communities. Streaming on all Podcast Platforms now!

Learn More About the New Podcast Series

Stream The Folklorist Next-door

2022 Community Folklife Fellowship Cohort


Texas Folklife is proud to announce the 2022 Community Folklife Fellowship Cohort. From foodways to festivals and performance practices, the ten selected fellows will represent the diversity of Texas communities through the documentation of a variety of foodways, performance practices and festivals including sauerkraut, pandemic recipes, pastorales, Juneteenth, and social issues like climate justice.

Meet the 2022 Fellowship Cohort & Explore Their Projects

View Last Year's Application Materials

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