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2017-2018 TAI Apprenticeship Awardees

This year, Traditional Arts Indiana is very excited to have revitalized The TAI Apprenticeship Program. This initiative supports the continuation of cultural practices in Indiana communities by funding up to six apprenticeship pairs each year. This enables apprentices to learn essential … Continue reading

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TAI News: Traditional Arts Indiana jumpstarts Traditional Arts and Creative Aging Project

Traditional Arts Indiana will pilot a new initiative that aims to employ folk arts to support and improve the quality of life of older adults in local communities. While the program will eventually roll out to 11 counties in south … Continue reading

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Meet our Graduate Assistants!

Dom Tartaglia is a PhD candidate in Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. He has obtained degrees in both Anthropology and Classical Civilizations from the University of Cincinnati, and a Masters of Arts in Folklore from Indiana University. His dissertation … Continue reading

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Gustav Potthoff Exhibition at Wells Library

Traditional Arts Indiana is proud to present a special exhibition entitled Gustav Potthoff: Art & Healing, War & Remembrance. This exhibition showcases the life and works of Gustav Potthoff, World War II veteran and resident of Columbus, Indiana. Gustav Potthoff painted to … Continue reading

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2017 Indiana State Fair Master: Bill Bailey

Traditional Arts Indiana will be at the Indiana State Fair again this year to help celebrate the art and work of the Indiana State Fair Masters. This year we have put together a brochure and display honoring the life and work … Continue reading

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TAI Apprenticeship Program Information Sessions

This week, there will be three opportunities to attend free information sessions about the new TAI Apprenticeship Program. Starting in September 2017, up to six master artists will be selected to receive a $3,000 honorarium to teach their traditional art to an … Continue reading

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Limestone Weekend at Spring Mill!

Limestone Weekend at Spring Mill State Park 2017:  Every June, our state celebrates Limestone month to honor the distinctive occupational tradition of limestone work found in south-central Indiana. To mark this occasion TAI and the State Parks will be hosting a … Continue reading

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Love what we do here at TAI? We couldn’t do it without the NEA! Part II

We are back for another post that highlights the support we receive from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Over the years, Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) has been the recipient of many grants from the NEA that have allowed … Continue reading

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Love what we do here at TAI? We couldn’t do it without the NEA!

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is extremely integral to the work that Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) does on a daily basis. Without the support of the NEA, TAI would not be able to provide many of our public services … Continue reading

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BFA11: The Beauty of Folk Arts with Jerome Sanderson

The Beauty of Folk Arts podcast is brought to you by Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in Bloomington. This podcast features a recording from the 2015 Lotus World Arts and Music Festival and features … Continue reading

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