The Past and Future of Wyandotte Beadwork, Kim Garcia-Artist Profile by Nathan Lee McAlister
“You’re not going to learn something until you’re ready to learn it.” Kim Garcia Over the last few years, Missouri Folk Arts has collaborated with community documentarians to identify traditional arts regionally; document traditions locally;…
Edna Mae Davis
Any conversation about the notable music tradition of Ava, Missouri is incomplete without mention of Edna Mae Davis, square dance caller and dancer. In an application for the TAAP program, she listed her occupations as…
TRADITIONAL SLAVIC ARTS IN SUGAR CREEK MISSOURI BY SARAH DENTONView
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.