Who We Are

Missouri Folk Arts identifies, documents, and promotes folk and traditional arts in our state. Staff folklorists coordinate apprenticeship team activities each year; co-produces folk arts events around the state; and works with local and regional arts organizations to further their missions.

Educational Programs


On behalf of the Missouri Arts Council, Missouri Folk Arts also manages Folk Arts Grants, which are awarded to Missouri-based, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organizations to sustain and showcase folk and traditional arts in local communities. Funded projects include concerts, festivals, workshops, exhibitions, and other artistic events.