New More Accessible Grant Opportunities Announced
Our grants program is changing! Get the latest and learn what to expect when the applications open on June 1.
Partnering to Invest in Appalachian Folk Arts Communities
In 2021, the Virginia Folklife Program began a three-year partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts project Central Appalachia Living Traditions, or CALT. CALT promotes the understanding and recognition of folk arts …
Announcing the 2022-2023 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class
The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities is proud to announce the 2022-2023 class of mentor artists and apprentices.
Yara Corderiro – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 4
For the latest episode of the Folklife Fieldnotes series, Pat Jarret went to a batizado, where Abada-Capoeira DC were honoring their students’ achievements and ranking in capoeira.
Encyclopedia Virginia Receives $350k NEH Grant
For “By the People: The Inclusive Story of Revolution in Virginia, 1763–1800”
Virginia Humanities is pleased to announce that Encyclopedia Virginia (EV), a free, reliable, multimedia resource on the history and culture of Virginia, has received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a three-year project to tell the inclusive story of the American Revolution in Virginia.
Announcing Seven Grants Highlighting Local Communities Across the Commonwealth
Today, Virginia Humanities announced six new grants totaling $52,000 for projects that highlight local stories from communities across Virginia including a grant to Beloved Community Charlottesville to develop a virtual bus tour.
Announcing Our New Public Humanities Fellowship Program
Now accepting applications! After a brief hiatus, Virginia Humanities’ flagship fellowship program reemerges with a post-COVID refresh. We’re embracing increased virtual connectivity and the explosion of online platforms, and we’re pleased to introduce our new Public Humanities Fellowship.
Walter Messick: The Legacy of a Luthier
By Pat Jarrett I was recently chatting with Chris Testerman about his friend and mentor Walter Messick. “That generation [of luthiers] is all but gone now, those who continued on …
2022 Virtual School Visits with Festival Authors
As part of the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book, we will offer FREE virtual visits for school groups across the state, featuring authors for preK through high school students. …
Announcing the Folklife Fieldnotes Podcast
Announcing a new podcast from WMRA and the Virginia Folklife Program. New episodes to be released the last Friday of every month.
Apprenticeship Application Deadline Extended
We’ve extended the application deadline for our 2022-2023 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class to March 1! If you practice a traditional folkway here in Virginia and have a student you’d like …
New Virginia State Folklorist Announced
Katy Clune will be the new State Folklorist and director of the Virginia Folklife Program.