Press release from Folk Alliance International Kansas City, MO (January 13, 2022) – Aengus Finnan, Folk Alliance International’s fourth Executive Director in the organization’s 35-year history, has announced that he will step down from the role in 2022. He has been at the
Meg Glaser, the longtime program director for the Western Folklife Center and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, has retired from her position after a 37-year tenure.
Brigham Young University will present the William A. Wilson’s Folklore Archives Founder’s Lecture, featuring a lecture by folklorist Simon J. Bronner, on January 26, 2022 at 2pm MST, in person or online (via Zoom). “This lecture shares a continuing conversation I (Dr.
from Appalachian Food Summit The Appalachian Food Summit Board (AFS) has announced the 2022 recipients of its two new fellowship programs: the Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowships and the Mountain Foodways Media Fellowships. In this inaugural year, AFS is awarding three foodways practitioner
On Saturday, December 18, 2021, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson as the 13th chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Dr. Jackson is a professor at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at
AFS and the American Folklife Center will join Folk Alliance International at their 2022 meeting to facilitate a discussion about equitable professional practice. The 2022 Folklorist Summit, titled “Tradition as Profession” will be held during this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, May
Steve Ohrn was above all things a mensch. He was also a gifted photographer, exacting in his work, and generous in his relationships with others, especially the many folk and traditional artists whose work and stories he documented, helped to preserve, and promoted.
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The Florida Department of State Division of Arts and Culture has appointed Dr. Dominick Tartaglia as Florida’s new State Folklorist.
Folklorist, civic leader, and educator Susan Eleuterio has been elected chair of the board of directors of Illinois Humanities.