A TRIBUTE TO BEVERLY STROHMEYER (1944-2023)
Saturday, September 2, we woke to the news on Facebook that our friend and colleague Beverly Strohmeyer had suffered and survived a major cardiac event. Over the next two weeks, we followed the stories of…
Bernard Allen – Fiddle and Mandolin
Bernard Allen applies his love of Ozark hand woodworking methods to instrument making, primarily fiddles and mandolins. Here, Allen holds a fiddle with a natural finish that allows the beauty of the wood to stand…
“¡Qué Viva el Westside!” Mexican Traditional Arts in Kansas City, Missouri by Dana Everts-Boehm, PhD (1993)View
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.
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program
Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Missouri Arts Council, the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program supports master artists and apprentices who work to sustain their traditions in the present for the future.
Show Me Folk
Show Me Folk, part blog and part field survey, explores regional traditions collaboratively, alternating annually between rural and urban communities.
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.