The SCAC’s folklife and traditional arts program helps keep alive traditions that have become our shared inheritance as they are passed down from generation to generation. We accomplish that goal in a variety of ways:
Folklife fieldworker. Researcher. Writer. Curator and consultant.
Laura Marcus Green has put those skills to work for various arts and culture agencies nationwide, but is currently the folklife & traditional arts director at the SCAC. In her role, she manages grant programs, conducts fieldwork, and co-develops projects including the Folklife Field School, Communal Pen Writing Workshops, and a pilot creative aging series with community partners.
She holds a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University and an M.A. in folklore/anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. Selected prior positions include folklife & traditional arts program director at McKissick Museum, community engagement coordinator for the Museum of International Folk Art’s Gallery of Conscience.
These are direct programs of the SCAC or partnerships.