News

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.

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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.

News

Announcing the 2021-2022 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities is proud to announce the 2021-2022 class of master artists and apprentices.

News

Flame Keeper: Remembering Flory Jagoda

By Jon Lohman We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Flory Jagoda, master Sephardic Jewish singer, musician and composer, on January 29th, at the age of 97.  …

News

Announcing “Uncovered: From the Vault of the Virginia Folklife Program”

By Pat Jarrett, Acting Director – Virginia Folklife Program I know we’re not the only ones missing live music this year, and I’m certainly not the only person whose heart …

Jon LohmanNews

A message from Jon Lohman:

After nearly two incredible decades, I have chosen to move on from my position of Director of the Virginia Folklife Program. It has been an amazing journey, and I simply …

Take a Look in the BookNews

Legendary Ingramettes new album Take a Look in the Book is a “celestial outpouring of gospel goodness”

The new album from The Legendary Ingramettes is called Take a Look in the Book and it is getting stellar reviews: NPR’s Sunday Edition: The Power of Gospel during Crisis …

News

Resources for Artists Affected by Covid 19

Helpful Links for artists and musicians who have lost income because of the Covid 19 pandemic.

CLOSE