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Announcing the 2022 Virginia Folklife Stage and Area at the Richmond Folk Festival

This year’s craft demonstration area at the Richmond Folk Festival will feature an Instrument Makers Workshop and more.

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86 Years of Fiddlers’

by Pat Jarrett Always held during the first full week of August (technically it always starts the Monday after the first Saturday of the month), the 86th Old Fiddlers’ Convention …

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“In Good Keeping in 2022” Carysbrook Screening

The Virginia Folklife Program invites you to the Carysbrook Performing Arts Center in Fork Union (Carysbrook) for its third screening of In Good Keeping in 2022. This original, feature-length documentary film …

September 9, 2022 | 5:30PM – 8PM | Fork Union
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New Grant Opportunity for Appalachian Folk & Traditional Arts

What are the Central Appalachia Living Traditions Folk & Traditional Arts Experiences Grants? Mid Atlantic Arts’ Central Appalachia Living Traditions: Folk and Traditional Arts Experiences grants fund public-facing projects and events …

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Rev. Edward Scott & His Jazz Worship Service – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 7

Dr. Rev. Edward Scott is the pastor at Allen Chapel AME Church in Staunton, VA. He’s also a jazz music enthusiast. He takes his love of jazz and combines it with his …

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National Association of Black Storytellers Seeks Appalachian Storytellers

 The program will provide six $4,000 awards (with limited restrictions) to support experienced practitioners and culture bearers with opportunities to examine, research, develop, perform, and/or document the Black Appalachian storytelling tradition.

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Mac Traynham & Ashlee Watkins – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 6

“I only wish that all of my bluegrass and old-time pickin’ friends in Australia could be exposed to this kind of culture and they would hear the difference in it too,” …

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“In Good Keeping in 2022” Virginia Beach Screening

Update: We have a limited number of tickets still available! Event attendance will close when we reach 150 or on Tuesday, July 26, at 4pm. The Virginia Folklife Program invites …

July 26, 2022 | 5:30PM – 8PM | Virginia Beach
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Art & Alchemy

The latest issue of Southern Cultures, a journal published by UNC Press, features a story by Julia Gartrell and Katy Clune (director of the Virginia Folklife Program) about the current state of …

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Lemlem Gebray – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 5

 Lemlem Gebray is teaching her daughters, Datta and Akeza Seyoum, in the Ethiopian coffee ceremony tradition for the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. In this Episode of Folklife Fieldnotes, we honor …

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Partnering to Invest in Appalachian Folk Arts Communities

In 2021, the Virginia Folklife Program began a three-year partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts project Central Appalachia Living Traditions, or CALT. CALT promotes the understanding and recognition of folk arts …

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Richmond Folk Festival

The Virginia Folklife Program returns to the Richmond Folk Festival! On Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, visit the Folklife Area to see demonstrations by apprentices from the 2019-2020 …

October 8–9, 2022 | Richmond Folk Festival, Brown's Island, Richmond, VA 23219
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