$665K grant boosts Folklife Center ethnography efforts

The Youth Community Action Corps will focus on strengthening community engagement and youth leadership through the use of historical records collections, archives and participatory action programming.

Auditions for Vermont Folklife’s Young Tradition Touring Group

The Touring Group brings together teenage musicians from around New England.

Applications open for traditional arts apprenticeship programs

With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts through a partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, this program supports the continued vitality of Vermont’s living cultural heritage.

Weybridge photojournalist shows Vermonters working in the woods

Vermont Folklife, in partnership with Weybridge photojournalist George Bellerose, is proud to announce the publication of Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine, a 304-page book that examines the historic and contemporary role of the forest in shaping the … (read more)

Annual gingerbread house competition returns to VFC

After a two-year remote version, Vermont Folklife’s annual gingerbread house competition and exhibit will return to the Center this December.

Folklife Center offers cultural heritage apprenticeships

The Vermont Folklife Center has announced the 31st year of its Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (VTAAP). With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Center initiated the program in 1992 to support the continued vitality of Ve … (read more)

$650K in grants will back kids’ programs

Four Addison County programs will net $650,000 in federal grants to give more children access to summer and afterschool programs during the next two summers and the 2022-2023 academic year.

Folklife Center takes Young Traditions Vermont under its wing

Young Tradition Vermont will become a program of Middlebury’s Vermont Folklife Center effective July 1. The Vermont Folklife Center has collaborated closely with Young Tradition Vermont (YTV) for many decades in our complimentary missions to amplify and s … (read more)

New Folklife Center project focuses on schools

The Vermont Town Schools Project aims to foster conversations among community members to create an oral history collection exploring the relationship between towns and their schools.

Vermont Folklife Center reopens with ‘Pride’

The Vermont Folklife Center on Main Street in Middlebury reopened on Sep. 8 for in-person visitors. Come and see the current exhibit “Pride 1983” that explores the origins and lasting legacy of Burlington’s first LGBTQ2+ Pride celebration on June 25, 1983 … (read more)

Turner family comic anthology released

The Vermont Folklife Center proudly announces publication of “Turner Family Stories: From Enslavement in Virginia to Freedom in Vermont,” a new non-fiction comics anthology adapted from oral history recordings with Daisy Turner of Grafton, Vt., held in th … (read more)

Apprenticeship program readies for its 29th year

MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center has announced the 29th year of the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (VTAAP).In partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, VTAAP provides stipends of up to $2,000 to master artist and apprentice pairs … (read more)

Vt. Folklife Center offering online events

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Folklife Center will host a series of four online presentations in conjunction with their Summer Institute programming, Aug. 2-13. These virtual events are free and open to the public. Through guided discussions with local educators, … (read more)

Mural project to spread art around Vermont

MONTPELIER — Registration is now open for communities to join the Vermont Mural Project. The Community Engagement Lab, Juniper Creative Arts and the Vermont Folklife Center are partners on the statewide project, which features a collaborative mural-making … (read more)

Digital exhibit celebrates Vermont’s first pride march in 1983

The Vermont Folklife Center and the Pride Center of Vermont announce the opening of “Pride 1983,” a new online exhibit. Through interviews with organizers, photographs and scanned images of historic documents “Pride 1983” explores the origins and lasting … (read more)