Parting Thoughts, with Folk Intern Sam Kendrick
We’re a bit sad to say farewell to our summer intern–Sam Kendrick of Vernon County, Mo. We’re also happy to know that he is heading back to do good work at Western Kentucky University’s Folk…
b. 1930 d. 2004 Ava, Missouri Ozark Fiddling Apprentices: 1988 Venae Heier 1989 Venae Heier 1990 Emily Longworth 1992 Hannah Dowden 1993 Mike Fraser 1994 Mike Fraser 1998 Liz Amos 1999 Liz Amos 2000 Travis…
ARTS AND AGING IN MISSOURIView
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.