We’re live from Kentucky Crafted!


We’re live from Kentucky Crafted: The Market in Lexington. At noon, join us at the Kentucky Stage as we present the Homer Ledford Award, followed by a live taping of the Knott Downtown Radio Hour.

Kentucky Crafted: The Market


This photo is from 2013’s Kentucky Crafted: The Market, a snapshot of Art Mize’s work space where he talked with attendees about his work as a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments. Mize was the 2007 recipient of the Homer Ledford Award. This year, the Kentucky Folklife Program along with the Kentucky Arts Council will present the 2017 winner, Doug Naselroad, with the award on Saturday, April 22. KFP, along with WKU Folk Studies students and Dr. Tim Evans will also be helping to interpret traditional artists during hands-on educational activities. The Market runs 4/21-4/23 and is held at the Lexington Convention Center. For more information, click The Market’s page on the Kentucky Arts Council website.

Community Scholars underway in Allen County


We have officially completed four weeks of the Community Scholars training in Allen County!  The 12 soon-to-be Community Scholars have been hard at work interviewing family and community members and developing projects.  Since the program’s kick-off in August, Mark Brown of Kentucky Arts Council and the staff of the Kentucky Folklife Program have been meeting with the participants every-other week to delve into the worlds of folklore, oral history, and community research.

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Launching Community Scholars in Allen County

This month the KFP2013ACCS_0001_LTph0024Kentucky Arts Council  and the Kentucky Folklife Program launched the next step of the 2-year Allen County Folklife and Oral History Project, a Community Scholars program in Allen County.  For the next few months KFP and KAC will be training community members to collect, interpret, preserve, and share the culture and traditions of their communities.

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