The Central Appalachian counties of Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee are home to arts, tradition, and culture that is passed from generation to generation.
Emerging Traditional Artists Program
Providing a platform for traditional artists to connect with their peers, participate in professional development, and receive funds to pursue projects & learning opportunities.
Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships
Fellowships are open to master folk and traditional artists in Central Appalachian counties in KY, NC, and TN.
Mentor Artist and Apprentice Teams
Folk and traditional arts are passed across generations, and South Arts helps build these relationships by funding Mentor Artist and Apprentice teams through our partners.
Through targeted partnerships, we are expanding access to traditional arts education in K-12 districts.
Working with university students and community scholars, South Arts is documenting the folk and traditional arts of the region
For questions about any of the In These Mountains initiatives, contact program director Teresa Hollingsworth.Contact Us