Folklife Gathering Now Virtual! New Date Announced

Folklife Gathering 2021 Are you a folklorist, community scholar, or cultural/arts worker in Kentucky? Do you want to connect with others across the state, get inspired, and learn how to take your community cultural initiatives to the next level, all for free and from the comfort of your favorite work-from-home chair?  Mark your calendars for … Continue reading Folklife Gathering Now Virtual! New Date Announced

Kentucky Folklife Magazine: Now Live!

We are excited to announce the launch of Kentucky Folklife, a multimedia digital publication dedicated to exploring expressive cultures throughout the Commonwealth! It has actually been live and active for almost a month now, but we are just now getting around to sharing it here. Grant supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council, … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Magazine: Now Live!

KFP Launches Connecting Across the Commonwealth in the Time of Coronavirus Project

We hope you are all staying healthy inside your homes during this unprecedented time. The Kentucky Folklife Program, in partnership with WKU Folk Studies Program and the Kentucky Oral History Commission, is launching Connecting Across the Commonwealth in the Time of the Coronavirus, a project to engage with and document the experiences of Kentuckians as … Continue reading KFP Launches Connecting Across the Commonwealth in the Time of Coronavirus Project

Registration for Kentucky Folklife Network State-Wide Meeting Now Live!

Registration for the Kentucky Folklife Network State-Wide Wide Meeting is now live! The Kentucky Folklife Network is an initiative by the Kentucky Folklife Program designed to connect folklorists, community scholars, and folk arts organizations around the state. Our state-wide meeting for the newly established Kentucky Folklife Network will be on May 28th and 29th in … Continue reading Registration for Kentucky Folklife Network State-Wide Meeting Now Live!

Western Kentucky University recognizes KFP and Kentucky Museum

For over 30 years, the Kentucky Folklife Program has continued with its mission to document, present, and conserve the diverse culture and heritage of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Based at Western Kentucky University, our mission dovetails well with the university’s desire to be leading regional university dedicated to student-centered applied research.  As part of the … Continue reading Western Kentucky University recognizes KFP and Kentucky Museum

SAVE THE DATE: Kentucky Folklife Gathering May 28th and 29th

The Kentucky Folklife Program will be hosting a state-wide meeting for the newly established Kentucky Folklife Network. It will take place in Bowling Green, KY on May 28th and 29th. At the gathering there will be workshops conducted by esteemed colleagues doing inventive fieldwork  and dedicated time to update you about the network as we … Continue reading SAVE THE DATE: Kentucky Folklife Gathering May 28th and 29th

Folk Studies and KFP Present at Horse Cave Heritage Festival

On Saturday, September 21st, graduate students, faculty, and staff in the WKU Folk Studies Program and Kentucky Folklife Program partnered to produce the Chattin’ on the Porch stage at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival in Horse Cave, Kentucky. A yearly tradition, this event serves as a key opportunity for Folk Studies students to gain fieldwork … Continue reading Folk Studies and KFP Present at Horse Cave Heritage Festival