200 Stories for Missouri’s Bicentennial, January 2021
200 Stories, January 2021 #ShowMeFolk #200Stories #Missouri2021 #Missouri200 1 of 200 Ahead of the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976, the National Endowment for the Arts seeded folklife programs across the country, leading to our folk and…
b. 1918 d. 1994 Bridgeton, Missouri Button-Box Accordion Apprentices: 1985 Paul Knopf, John Winkler 1987 Joseph Seper, Louis Chaperlo 1989 Louis Chaperlo, Louis Gyaky 1990 Eric Noltkamper 1993 Alice Harfman Arthur Treppler’s family immigrated to…
MISSOURI FOLK ARTS AND THE STATE BICENTENNIALView
Who We Are
The Missouri Folk Arts Program identifies, documents, and promotes the folk and traditional arts in our state. MFAP staff coordinates apprenticeship teams each year; produces workshops for community scholars (local cultural experts and volunteers); 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 the Missouri Arts Council, Missouri’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program pairs master folk artists with apprentices to sustain traditions for future generations.
Community Scholars Network
MFAP is bolstering its statewide advisory network through the Community Scholars Network with grant funding from the Missouri Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. Missouri Community Scholars Network members are local experts who document, promote, and sh...
On behalf of the Missouri Arts Council, MFAP 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.