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Louisiana Folklife Program Seeking Fieldworkers

Tuesday, June 21, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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The Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA) Folklife Program is seeking professional folklorists to conduct folklife research in Louisiana or write essays on prior fieldwork. Priority for the fieldwork is to focus on instrument builders (fiddle, accordion, fretted instruments, frottoir, triangle, bouzouki, drums), instrument repair (brass, woodwinds, etc.), and related equipment such as amplifiers for accordions and fiddles. The geographic scope is the state of Louisiana. The research will provide content for a virtual book on the Folklife in Louisiana website,

Priority for the fieldwork will focus on instrument builders and repairers, but other fieldwork topics will be considered.

Folklorists interested in doing fieldwork for the Louisiana Folklife Program should submit their qualifications by August 1, 2016, to Maida Owens, director of the Louisiana Folklife Program.  For details, see the RFQ (Request for Qualifications) at  Louisiana Musical Instruments Project,

Work for this project is anticipated to begin as early as September 1, 2016, and must be completed by December 15, 2017. Anyone interested in doing field work is encouraged to look at essays written for Baton Rouge Traditions,  Contact Maida Owens at or 225-342-8178.

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