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Schedule and Special Guests Announced for Apprenticeship Showcase

The Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase at James Monroe’s Highland on May 7 from 12:00 to 5:00pm will for the first time host two stages to feature the master artists and …

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What’s Cooking? Food makes the Showcase special

What makes the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase special? The unique stories of the food purveyors who participate in this annual event. This year’s Showcase on Sunday, May 7 at James …

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Virginia Folklife Program Announces Apprenticeship Class of 2017–2018

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces the 2017-2018 class of Master Artists in the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. Master Artists are selected through a …

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What makes the Richmond Folk Festival so special? Spoiler: It’s YOU

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Tasty Licks: Virginia’s food traditions at the 2016 Richmond Folk Festival

The Virginia Folklife Program at the 2016 Richmond Folk Festival will present “Tasty Licks: Virginia’s food traditions.” This free festival takes place October 7 through 9 in downtown Richmond along …

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New Stage at HoustonFest

We’re hosting a workshop stage at HoustonFest this year.

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2016 Apprenticeship Showcase Schedule Announced

The Virginia Folklife Program at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities announces the schedule for the 2016 Apprenticeship Showcase on Sunday, May 15 from 12:00 to 5:00pm at James Monroe’s …

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Folklife Apprenticeship Exhibition on display at Showcase

Documenting the shared work of the master and apprentice is an integral part of the Apprenticeship Program. For the past five years, Pat Jarrett, the digital media specialist for the …

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Chop, Shred, and Split a winner at WAMMIES

The Virginia Folklife-supported album Chop, Shred, and Split is now WAMMY-award winning. The Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES) have named this Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program master and apprentice collaboration by …

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Virginia Folklife Program Announces Apprenticeship Class of 2016–2017

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces the 2016-2017 class of Master Artists in the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. Master Artists are selected through a …

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Folklife Program Announces New Partnership with Ash Lawn-Highland

The Virginia Folklife Program is excited to announce a new partner with Ash Lawn-Highland, the historic home of James Monroe, to host the annual Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase. The event …

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Virginia Folklife Program partners with Google Cultural Institute to bring one-of-a-kind eastern Virginia gospel recordings online

More than 180 digital assets from the ​Virginia Folklife Program can be viewed online thanks to a new partnership with the Google Cultural Institute. By partnering with cultural institutions worldwide, …

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Bolivian Traditions to Come Alive at the Richmond Folk Festival

Virginia is home to the largest Bolivian-born population in the country. In celebration of Bolivian cultural vitality in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Folklife Program will spotlight the traditions that connect …

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Announcing Scott Street Five String Banjo Finals at the Richmond Folk Festival

The Virginia Folklife Program has partnered with JAMinc to honor the memory of distinguished Richmond attorney and dedicated banjo player Scott Street, who passed away in February of this year …

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Apply for an Apprenticeship

Virginia Folklife Apprenticeships will begin on May 1, 2020 and run through May 1, 2021. The application deadline for this cycle is January 31, 2020.