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Arts United and Traditional Arts Indiana will pursue the Allen County Folklife Study, thanks to this grant from National Endowment for the Arts.
The deadline to apply for the Traditional Arts Indiana Apprenticeship Program is tomorrow, Friday, October 8th. The Traditional Arts Indiana Apprenticeship Program supports the continuation of cultural practices in Indiana communities by funding up to six apprenticeship pairs each year, enabling apprentices to learn essential knowledge and skills in traditional art forms from master artists.

Learn more here ➡ buff.ly/3iZZGjj

Pictured: 2018 Apprenticeship Pair Tony Artis and Andre Rosa-Artis
Have you been by to see our bowl hewing exhibit in the Scholars' Commons? If you haven't, there's another way to learn more- hear directly from the artists! Tune in on October 28 for a Chat With the Choppers. https://events.iu.edu/libraries/event/211734-bowl-hewing-in-indiana-a-chat-with-the-choppers

Traditional Arts Indiana
“I started playing when I was nearly five years old. I went to church and I heard a man sing ‘Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho’ and it just stuck in my ear,” the Reverend Dennis Freeman recalls. Music is an expression of his faith, hope, and ministry. He recently shared his knowledge with apprentice Mark Duerson, a classically trained pianist with a longstanding love of gospel, says. “It’s not just about what you can do at the piano. It’s the life lessons, how they make you feel; how you transfer your feelings to the art, to the music.”

Learn more about this and other apprenticeships at Maxwell Hall’s exhibition: Traditional Arts & Resilience.
An IU Arts and Humanities Councilexhibition presented by Traditional Arts Indiana
Now through Sept. 4
Cook Center at Maxwell Hall

Photos by Greg Whitaker
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Apprenticing with a master artist is a time-honored way of passing on traditional arts. As a way to complement this process, the Traditional Arts Indiana Apprenticeship Program supports up to six Hoosier apprenticeship pairs each year, enabling apprentices to learn essential knowledge and skills in traditional art forms from master artists.

The Traditional Arts Indiana Apprenticeship Program Application will close on September 30th. Click the link below to learn more and access the application.
Congratulations to the Region 8 arts organizations! Brown County Art Guild, Brown County Playhouse, Glory Girl Productions, Indiana Heritage Arts, RiverSong Music, Inc., Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, The Shawnee Summer Theatre of Greene County, Amity Trio, Area 10 Agency on Aging, Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington Chamber Singers, Bloomington Creative Glass Center, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Early Music Associates, Inc., Bloomington Symphony Orchestra - Indiana, Cardinal Stage, Forgotten Clefs, Las Aves Ensemble, Lotus Education & Arts Foundation, MidWay Music Speaks, Traditional Arts Indiana, Quarryland Men's Chorus, ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids, Shakespeare's Ear, Stages Bloomington, Stone Belt, Twisted Spruce Music Foundation, Windfall Dancers, Writers Guild at Bloomington, Martinsville Arts Council, Morgan County Community Concerts, Morgan County Public Library, Porcelain Art School of Indiana, First Chance Center.
Lovers of Bluegrass - consider joining Storytelling Arts of Indiana for an evening of banjo, fiddle, and stories next weekend! https://www.facebook.com/storytellingart/posts/10157864740582681
Traditional Arts Indiana's newly released resource and activity guide on memory, art, and aging offers a wealth of ideas for documenting and sharing traditional arts with your community. Learn more about the project at https://traditionalarts.indiana.edu and order your hard copy at https://forms.gle/9xcA8Wiicw6KxP9C9! #iu #rural
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts joins forces with Arts Midwest and Indiana University’s Traditional Arts Indiana to present 𝑩𝒍𝒖𝒆𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒏 𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒂, highlighting the rich history of bluegrass music and acoustic tradition thriving in the Hoosier State with fiddle player Michael Cleveland of Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and singer & banjo player Jim Smoak. Arts Across America is brought to you by Facebook.

Support Michael Cleveland 🔷 PayPal: [email protected] 🔷 Venmo: @Michael-Cleveland-40

Presented as part of Arts Across America—a live performance series presented Mondays through Fridays to uplift & showcase artists from across the country. Learn more at http://kennedy-center.org/ArtsAcrossAmerica
Tune in for a LIVE #ArtsAcrossAmerica performance! ​🎶💻🎙

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts joins forces with Arts Midwest and Indiana University’s Traditional Arts Indiana to present 𝑩𝒍𝒖𝒆𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒏 𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒂, highlighting the rich history of bluegrass music and acoustic tradition thriving in the Hoosier State with fiddle player Michael Cleveland of Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and singer & banjo player Jim Smoak. Arts Across America is brought to you by Facebook.

Support Michael Cleveland 🔷 PayPal: [email protected] 🔷 Venmo: @Michael-Cleveland-40

Presented as part of Arts Across America—a live performance series presented Mondays through Fridays to uplift & showcase artists from across the country. Learn more at http://kennedy-center.org/ArtsAcrossAmerica
C. Curry Bohm was a talented and highly regarded landscape artist who is most commonly associated with Brown County, Indiana. Don't miss the C. Curry Bohm Brown County & Beyond exhibit opening August 15 at the Brown County Art Gallery, open daily, free admission.

Most consider him a leader of the second generation of Brown County painters. However, Curry's career and success expanded well beyond the borders of Brown County. The artist was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1894. Much of his artistic training was received in Chicago.

The Illinois metropolis served as an important focus for his career development and an outlet for exhibitions until the 1950s. Curry permanently moved to Brown County in 1930.

Many of his works during the first half of his career portrayed landscapes painted in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Later, harbor and marine landscapes painted along coastal sites in Massachusetts and Maine provided new challenges and satisfaction for him over the second half of his career.

Curry garnered success in all these artistic arenas. He won major awards at the Chicago Palette & Club in the early 1930s. He was awarded multiple exhibition prizes in East Coast shows during the 1950s. His Smoky Mountain and East Coast landscapes were major painting subjects for his showing in the Indiana Hoosier Salon exhibitions, from 1929-1967, where he won over 25 awards, including two Best in Show Awards.

Curry Bohm thus became one of the leading painters in the Indiana arts community during the 20th century.

#ccurrybohm #ilovebrowncounty #danielkraft #gregghertzlieb #jimross Eckert & Ross Fine Art #browncountyandbeyond Arts Village Brown County All Things Brown County Brown County Democrat Traditional Arts Indiana Indiana Arts Commission

Traditional Arts Indiana is dedicated to expanding awareness of Indiana's traditional practices and nurturing a sense of pride among local, traditional artists.

Traditional Arts Indiana is a partnership of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures and the Indiana Arts Commission. TAI is housed in Bloomington, Indiana, in the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.

Operating as usual

04/07/2022

Reminder! TAI will be at First Thursday Festival today in the IU Auditorium from 5pm - 8pm! Stop by and pick up a free copy of the Memory, Art, and Aging guide or to create your own Memory Art Piece with Amanda Mathis.

See you there!

Photos from Traditional Arts Indiana's post 04/04/2022

TAI has partnered with teaching artist Amanda Mathis (featured in out Memory, Art, and Aging Guide) to provide a Memory Art activity, where students and guests will have the opportunity to reflect on the past and learn how to create their own Memory Masterpiece.

Check the comments for links to more information on the Memory, Art, and Aging Guide as well as the order form to receive your free copy in the mail!

See you Thursday!

Dee Nierman's Indiana Heritage Fellowship Award Ceremony 04/01/2022

Dee Nierman's Indiana Heritage Fellowship Award Ceremony

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us this past weekend in Seymour, IN for the long overdue ceremony honouring Delores "Dee" Nierman. Congratulations Dee on your 2020 Indiana Heritage Fellowship Award!

Dee Nierman's Indiana Heritage Fellowship Award Ceremony Hosted on March 26th, 2022 by Graduate Assistant Claire Gillett and Traditional Arts Indiana Director Jon Kay, Delores "Dee" Nierman was presented with the ...

Photos from Traditional Arts Indiana's post 03/29/2022

The Net Makers

What: Indiana Humanities Waterways Film Tour
Where: New Harmony Atheneum
When: Thursday, March 31st, 6pm Central

Traditional Arts Indiana is excited to be a part of the screening of The Net Makers, made possible by director by Hannah Lindgren and executive producer Jon Kay. The event will feature a total of 3 short documentary films about Indiana Waterways

Visit our webpage to find out more about how you can attend for free! Link in comments!

03/26/2022

Please join us today on Zoom at 2pm!

https://iu.zoom.us/j/82127616808

03/04/2022

Please join TAI in honoring Rag Rug Weaver Dee Nierman, one of two recipients of the 2020 Indiana Heritage Fellowship Award.

For the link to the Zoom meeting, Click here https://traditionalarts.indiana.edu/Events/2022%20Events/2020%20IHFA%20Reception%20-%20Dee%20Nierman.html

01/18/2022

Reminder! Nominations for the 2022 Indiana Heritage Fellowship are due Thursday, January 20th. Nomination link is is in the comments!

12/17/2021

Reminder!
Nominations are due January 20th, 2022!
Application link is in the comments.

New guide on aging in urban areas to benefit Indianapolis-area elders 12/03/2021

New guide on aging in urban areas to benefit Indianapolis-area elders

New guide on aging in urban areas to benefit Indianapolis-area elders An IU program is creating a public resource to help fight ageism by connecting older adults with creative activities.

Indiana Heritage Fellowship Nomination Information Session 11/19/2021

Indiana Heritage Fellowship Nomination Information Session

https://youtu.be/ekTynnqmL4s

Indiana Heritage Fellowship Nomination Information Session This is a recording of the Zoom information session with Jon Kay regarding the 2022 Indiana Heritage Fellowship Award Nomination process. The Indiana Heritag...

11/19/2021

Reminder: Happening Today!
Link in comments.

11/05/2021

To register for the upcoming webinar, go to
https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvd-urqzIsG9f3bwIL9ciRv2sedzg6TPHY

09/24/2021

New Exhibit Alert!

Carving Columbus: Local History in Landscape Relief Carving by Woodcarver Bob Taylor

From September 24th until October 11th, an exhibit of Bob Taylor's Woodcarvings will be on display at the Columbus Visitor Center (506 5th St., Columbus, IN 47201) curated by IU Folklore MA Student Chloe McCormick.

On Saturday October 2nd, there will be a carving demonstration by Bob from 12pm-3pm for visitors to stop by and see his latest memory carving, Mooney at the Fair, in progress.

09/12/2021

For more information, visit us at: https://traditionalarts.indiana.edu/Programs/Apprenticeships/index.html

09/05/2021

Calling all Traditional Artists!

The Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) Apprenticeship Program supports the continuation of cultural practices in Indiana communities by funding up to six apprenticeship pairs each year, enabling apprentices to learn essential knowledge and skills in traditional art forms from master artists. TAI hosts this apprenticeship program in partnership with the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, visit our webpage at https://traditionalarts.indiana.edu/Programs/Apprenticeships/index.html

Photos from Traditional Arts Indiana's post 09/03/2021

Thank you to all the Master Artists and Apprentices who were able to make it out to the First Thursday festival at IU yesterday!

This year we were able to bring together our 2020 and 2021 participants to properly celebrate their participation in the program and their growth in their craft as both Apprentices and Masters.

Photos from Themester at Indiana University's post 08/28/2021

Photos from Themester at Indiana University's post

Photos from Traditional Arts Indiana's post 08/19/2021

Today, we celebrate the 2021 Indiana State Fair Masters, the State Fair's Pioneer Village. The award ceremony will be at 3pm at the Opry Stage, if you are at the fair make sure you stop in to celebrate the Village's 60th Anniversary.

The 2021 Indiana State Fair marks both the 20th anniversary of the Traditional Arts Indiana State Fair Masters awards and the 60th Anniversary of this year’s State Fair Master, the Indiana State Fair Pioneer Village. This double anniversary seems appropriate, since both the Village and the Masters Program seek to support the traditions and heritage of the Indiana State Fair. This is the first time a full program has been recognized with this award, which also seems fitting, as more State Fair Masters have been selected from Pioneer Village than any other area of the Fair.

Pioneer Village celebrates Indiana’s agricultural heritage through antique tractor and farm implement display, as well as by hosting old-time craft and farm-life demonstrations. The roots of the Village date to 1961 when Mauri Williamson, then the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association secretary, brought a collection of antique farming artifacts from the university to create an educational display at the Indiana State Fair. In 1968, the Fair built a barn dedicated to housing this unique collection, which made the Pioneer Village a permanent part of the annual event.

By the early 1970s, volunteers were showing fairgoers how the antique implements worked, musicians were performing traditional songs, and craftspeople were demonstrating pioneer crafts such as bowl hewing and blacksmithing. The Village had evolved from a display of artifacts into a vibrant community of demonstrators. From fiddling and quilting to threshing and storytelling, today Pioneer Village features dozens of musicians, artisans, and demonstrators who share their talents with fairgoers.

07/10/2021

I am sorry to announce that the Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest will not take place this year. The 2021 Fair will have fewer stages, which means that the contest, which used the Opry Stage for most of a Saturday was cancelled. We hope to bring the event back next year.

Timeline Photos 07/10/2021

Timeline Photos

Indiana University Press invites expressions of interest from potential editors, coeditors, or editorial teams to edit its journal, Museum Anthropology Review. For details visit: https://iupress.org/mar-call-for-editors

@MuseAnthRev

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Open... Again!! 05/03/2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Open... Again!!

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Open... Again!! The Foundation for Art and Music in Education (FAME) held its 33rd Annual Fort Wayne FAME Festival from April 22nd to April 25th, presenting an opportunity for students to create, exhibit, and perform works of art.. The virtual experience put over 1,000 pieces of art on display and featured a sculpt...

Community Conversations: Engaging in the Arts Across Generations 03/28/2021

Community Conversations: Engaging in the Arts Across Generations

Join this free Community Conversation hosted by the IU Center for Rural Engagement about Engaging in the Arts Across Generations. Traditional Arts Indiana's director Jon Kay will talk about the resources and activities found in their free book Memory, Art, and Aging: A Resource and Activity Guide. Also, Kelly Jordan from the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University will discuss their Look Club and Look Book initiative. https://events.iu.edu/rural/event/181439-community-conversations-engaging-in-the-arts

Community Conversations: Engaging in the Arts Across Generations Join the IU Center for Rural Engagement for a conversation about two initiatives that place rural communities at the forefront of arts engagement.

Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU to hold first virtual Kentucky Folklife Network Gathering 02/25/2021

Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU to hold first virtual Kentucky Folklife Network Gathering

TAI director Jon Kay will be presenting at the Kentucky Folklife Gathering next week! Since it is virtual, anyone can attend, even Hoosiers. https://www.wku.edu/news/articles/index.php?view=article&articleid=9459

Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU to hold first virtual Kentucky Folklife Network Gathering On March 5and 6, the Kentucky Folklife Program, part of the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at WKU, will host the first virtual Kentucky Folklife Network Gathering.

02/05/2021

Just in: IU’s Traditional Arts Indiana Will Receive a $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts! 🎉

TAI has been approved for a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the Elder Music Recording Project, an initiative that will record older musicians and create listening guides that support the wellbeing of older adults.

“I am truly excited that we have received this funding” said TAI Director Jon Kay. “It continues not just our work celebrating Indiana’s diverse community traditions, but also it will create an important resource for older adults and their caregivers in Indiana.”

Read the full press release on the TAI website: https://traditionalarts.indiana.edu/eldermusic-nea-2021.html

Photo: One of the featured musicians in the Elder Music Recording Project, Rev. Dennis Freeman is a traditional gospel pianist.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant 02/03/2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

This program is there to support public venues. If your venue was shuttered due to Covid, this well funded program might be able to help. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/shuttered-venue-operators-grant

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic.

01/15/2021

I am excited to participate in the Kentucky Folklife Gathering as one of their featured speakers. I always love my friends in Bowling Green, and happy to share a little bit of what we are doing just north of the Ohio River.

Introducing our featured speakers for the first Kentucky Folklife Network Virtual Gathering, March 5-6, 2021. These speakers will share their insights from working on innovative projects and answer your questions, showing the depth and breadth of what folklife can do!

- Judy Sizemore, a certified community scholar and community scholar trainer, will speak from her extensive experience developing arts and culture programs in schools and rural communities.
- Dr. Jon Kay, director of Traditional Arts Indiana, will share his knowledge about the role of traditional arts in the well-being of older adults.
- Rae Garringer will speak about Country Queers, their multimedia, community-based oral history project documenting rural and small town LGBTQIA+ experiences.
- Dr. Todd Lawrence and Dr. Heather Shirey from the University of St. Thomas will share about their work with the Urban Art Mapping Project, which launched both the COVID-19 Street Art and George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art databases in 2020.

In addition to these great speakers, the KFN Virtual Gathering will also include 5 hands-on panels to further invigorate and inspire your work. Stay tuned for more info and a complete schedule! Registration will open in early February.

Photos from Traditional Arts Indiana's post 01/14/2021

Nominations are due next week (January 20) for the Indiana Heritage Fellowship! This prestigious state award honors an individual’s long-term achievement within an art form that is rooted in community life in Indiana.

Catch up on detailed IHF information by watching our recorded informational workshop here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M4nDO5Aq30

Please read more and find the nomination form on the Traditional Arts Indiana website (https://traditionalarts.indiana.edu/Programs/Indiana%20Heritage%20Fellowship.html). Contact TAI if you have questions at [email protected].

From the Desk: Provost Robel discusses IU Center for Rural Engagement 12/15/2020

From the Desk: Provost Robel discusses IU Center for Rural Engagement

Traditional Arts Indiana is included in Provost Robel's thoughtful piece about the work of IU Center for Rural Engagement. Thank you to the Provost and to the CRE for leveraging IU's resources to serve our state!

From the Desk: Provost Robel discusses IU Center for Rural Engagement Learn more about the center's impact on rural Hoosier communities, as well as those in the IU community who work with the center.

Indiana Heritage Fellowship Webinar 12/02/2020

Indiana Heritage Fellowship Webinar

The deadline for Indiana Heritage Fellowship nominations has been extended to January 20! The updated nomination form is available on Traditional Arts Indiana’s website (https://traditionalarts.indiana.edu/Programs/Indiana%20Heritage%20Fellowship.html).

If you are considering nominating a traditional artist you know for this prestigious state award, which honors an individual’s long-term achievement within an art form that is rooted in community life in Indiana, we invite you to watch the recording of the informational workshop hosted by TAI Director Jon Kay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M4nDO5Aq30) and contact us for assistance with your nomination package at [email protected].

Indiana Heritage Fellowship Webinar The Indiana Heritage Fellowship Award recognizes a traditional artist who has made outstanding contributions to their artistic tradition and to their communi...

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