We are pleased to introduce our new Folklife Specialist, Camille Acosta! Check out her biography below and feel free to contact us to get to know Camille even better! My name is Camille Maria Acosta and I am a twenty-seven-year-old Chicana, born and raised in El Paso, Texas. I have had the pleasure of pursuing … Continue reading The Kentucky Folklife Program Welcomes New Folklife Specialist, Camille Acosta
The Kentucky Folklife Program is pleased to announce the 2023 winners of the Homer Ledford Award! This award honors top Kentucky luthiers for their contributions to the craft of instrument making and service to Kentucky music communities and is given in honor and memory of master luthier, musician, and educator Homer Ledford. Throughout his life, … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program Gives Out 2023 Homer Ledford Award to George Wakim and Tommy Case
The Kentucky Folklife Program says goodbye to our Folklife Specialist, Joel Chapman. He has taken a position with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as the Folk and Traditional Arts Program Associate and we are incredibly excited for him! Joel worked as our Folklife Specialist since 2019. He has been instrumental in the creation of our Music … Continue reading KFP Says Goodbye to Folklife Specialist Joel Chapman, Taking Applications to Fill Position
The Kentucky Folklife Program is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Homer Ledford Award through Feb 1, 2023. Since 2007, the Kentucky Folklife Program’s Homer Ledford Award has been awarded to Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, mastery of instrument creation (which includes an ease of playability and set-up for superior sound quality), and … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program Accepting Nominations for 2023 Homer Ledford Award
WKU Folk Studies Professor Emeritus and co-host of Barren River Breakdown on WKYU-PBS, Erika Brady will give a lecture entitled "Warbling Woodnotes and Ugly Babies: The Enigmatic Legacy of WKU to Kentucky Music" on Thursday, November 17 at 5:30 in the Western Room of the Kentucky Museum. Erika Brady has worked with musicians in this … Continue reading Erika Brady To Give 2nd Lecture in WKU Folk Studies 50th Anniversary Series on Thursday, November 17
The Kentucky Digital Magazine published it's Summer 2022 Issue! It features an article by Macy Lethco about refashioning heritage quilts, a breakdown of the Kentucky Crafts Encyclopedia by Thomas A. Adler, a moving piece by Portia Pennington about Hospice Care in Kentucky; lastly Lamont Jack Pearly brings us the second installment of "Stories of Modern … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Digital Magazine Publishes 2022 Summer Issue
We are excited to continue our tradition of hosting a Narrative Stage with some great folk artists, musicians, craftspeople and business owners local to Hart County. This year we have added two additional stages! Our guests include Allison Meredith to demonstrate her beloved Reese's Cake, Kim Reece from Murray's Restaurant and Jackie Kulaga from 5 … Continue reading KFP to Host “Chattin’ on the Porch” Narrative Stage at The Horse Cave Heritage Festival on September 17, 2022
KFP is pleased to partner with the Warren County Public Library in their annual poetry contest this year. Two winning poems will be published in Kentucky Folklife Magazine, as well as other Bowling Green publications. If you’re a young writer or know someone who is, make sure to submit before April 30th, visit warrenpl.org/poetry to … Continue reading The Kentucky Folklife Program is Partnering With the Warren County Public Library for a Young Adults Poetry Contest!
Over the weekend, the Kentucky Folklife Program staff traveled to Hazard, Kentucky to host a Folklife Network Meeting that consisted of workshops, lunch and an information session. Our meeting was held at the Perry County Public Library and we had lunch from Shenanigans Deli! The first workshop was on Folk Art & Education, taught by … Continue reading Our Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting in Hazard, KY Was a Success!
After postponing due to inclement weather from a last minute winter storm, we are pleased to announce we have a new date and location for our Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting in Hazard, KY! Mark your calendars for Saturday April 9, 2022 from 10am-3:30pm at the Perry County Public Library! REGISTER HERE! The details haven't … Continue reading Our Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting in Hazard, KY is Back On!