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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.

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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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Yara Cordeiro – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 4

For the latest episode of the Folklife Fieldnotes series, Pat Jarret went to a batizado, where Abada-Capoeira DC were honoring their students’ achievements and ranking in capoeira.

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Announcing the Folklife Fieldnotes Podcast

Announcing a new podcast from WMRA and the Virginia Folklife Program. New episodes to be released the last Friday of every month.

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New Virginia State Folklorist Announced

Charlottesville—Virginia Humanities announced today that Katy Clune will be serving as the new State Folklorist and director of the Virginia Folklife Program. As the daughter of a Foreign Service officer, …

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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.

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Resources for Artists Affected by Covid 19

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

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In Gratitude: Roddy Moore

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities would like to express our deep gratitude to Roddy Moore, recently retired director of the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College …

Apply for an Apprenticeship

Virginia Folklife Apprenticeships will begin on May 1, 2020 and run through May 1, 2021. The application deadline for this cycle is January 31, 2020.