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Missouri Folk Arts Program

Missouri Folk Arts Program
University of Missouri
115 Bus. Loop 70W
Room 2022
Columbia, MO 65211-8310
phone: 573-882-6296 | fax: 573-884-4039 | email the Missouri Folk Arts Program


Lisa L. Higgins, Director, oversees all projects/initiatives, budgets, fundraising and staff/interns. She is the Program Specialist for the Missouri Arts Council’s Folk Arts grants. E-mail:

Deborah A. Bailey, Folk Arts Specialist, coordinates public programs, like the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, and provides assistance for artists, festivals and organizations. E-mail:

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MFAP Support

The Missouri Folk Arts Program receives support from the Missouri Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Missouri, and the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.

MFAP Staff
Museum of Art and Archaeology
Missouri Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts