Virginia Folklife Awards $35,000 to Five Apprenticeship Teams
The five apprenticeship teams represent artforms with centuries-old roots in Virginia—African American storytelling and music, as well as old time fiddling—as well as the dance and music of Bolivia and Puerto Rico.
Two New Opportunities For Traditional Arts In Bristol & Beyond
Made up of representatives from regional cultural organizations and independent artists, the Greater Bristol Folk Arts & Culture Team works to promote and support folk arts and culture in the greater Bristol community.
Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowship Applications Open
Fellows may include, but are not limited to home cooks and bakers, seed savers, farmers, community elders, keepers of recipes and traditional foodways knowledge, hunters, and foragers, who have made …
Intern with the Virginia Folklife Program
The Virginia Folklife Program is seeking one or more interns for Summer 2023 (roughly May through August). Online applications are due Friday, March 31. If you have questions, please contact …
Folklife Apprenticeship Program Application Now Open
One of the primary ways the Virginia Folklife Program supports cultural traditions of the Commonwealth is through its Apprenticeship Program. The application for the 2023 cohort is now open (due …
2022 Apprenticeship Films Now on YouTube
In Good Keeping in 2022, the documentary film exploring the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class of 2021-2022 is now live and available on-demand via our Youtube page. The stories follow the …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Announcing the 2022-2023 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class
The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities is proud to announce the 2022-2023 class of mentor artists and apprentices.