For the past year we have been partnering with Mid Atlantic Arts on their Central Appalachia Living Traditions project, or CALT. CALT promotes the understanding and recognition of folk arts and culture in Appalachian counties of Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia through a 3-part program that invests in folk arts communities while seeding new folk and traditional arts experiences and honoring underrecognized practitioners of traditions across the region.
CALT works with the area’s 3 state folklife programs, the Ohio Arts Council, the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, and the West Virginia Folklife Program at the West Virginia Humanities Council, to connect with state-based folklife initiatives and promote the sharing of knowledge and resources across the region.
You can learn more about the CALT program by following them on their new social media channels and on the Mid Atlantic Arts website at https://www.midatlanticarts.org/grants-programs/central-appalachia-living-traditions/
Photo: CALT logo designed by Thomas, West Virginia-based designer Jen Iskow.