Finding the Singing Spruce: Musical Instrument Makers and Appalachia’s Mountain Forests (West Virginia University Press) considers the meanings of work, place, and creative expression in drawing music from wood.
The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) announces the release of its 34-year impact report. Analyzing over three decades of work, the report showcases NALAC's transformative contributions to the Latinx arts and cultural landscape across the nation.
Claiming Space: Performing the Personal through Decorated Mortarboards (Utah State University Press) examines the growing tradition of decorating mortarboards at college graduations, offering a performance-centered approach to these material sites of display. Taking mortarboard displays seriously as public performances of the personal,
Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla brings the artists of the Brazilian Northeast in their new book Folk Art: Continuity, Creativity, and the Brazilian Quotidian.
The 10th Volume of the Journal of Folklore and Education offers two issues packed with resources and content.
Read the Visitor Survey Report for the 2023 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Social Voices: The Cultural Politics of Singers around the Globe from University of Illinois Press reveals how singers and their songs equip us to process social change and divergent opinions. The book is available September 5.
The National Council of Traditional Arts (NCTA) released the August 2023 edition of its Resilience, Reframing, Actions (RARRA) Newsletter, featuring resources for arts organizations and artists to find funding and support.
The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) released their 2022 Impact Report.
The 2023 Summer issue (v. 136, no. 541) of the JAF: A Global Quarterly will be available online and will arrive in mailboxes soon. The issue includes three articles, four obituaries, numerous book reviews, and a featured project essay.