Folk Arts Education

Through targeted partnerships with organizations who have built exceptional programs, South Arts has expanded access to folk and traditional arts for K-12 students throughout Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. From tactile arts such as quilting and woodworking, to fiddling and banjo, to agriculture and foodways, we are dedicated to ensuring future generations have access to traditions rooted in Central Appalachia. Since In These Mountains (ITM) programming began in 2018, the initiative has supported folk arts education activities in 24 Appalachian Regional Commission counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee.