Valuing Regional Traditions: Program Development at Mountain City Traditional Arts
Mountain City Traditional Arts (MCTA) is dedicated to the education, sales, documentation
and perpetuation of traditional arts in the Appalachian region. In 2011, students
will build on the efforts of former ATP classes; specifically, students will work
in teams to book artists from the Appalachian region and develop programs geared toward
specific folklore genres. Each genre will be represented by a performance or narrative
stage program for a total of six to eight events held on a weekly schedule beginning
in October and ending in November. Participating artists will have the opportunity
to sell their products. Students will be responsible for producing these programs
and eventsincluding planning, production, advertising and documentation. Ultimately,
participants believe that this will translate into increased sales for artists and
move the city of Frostburg closer to its goal of building per capita income through
its investment in marketing its Arts & Entertainment District.
Click here to view the Frostburg State University News Release on Students Presenting at the Appalachian Teaching Project Conference.
Kara Rogers Thomas, Ph.D.
101 Braddock Rd.
Frostburg, MD 21532-1099
Attn: Sociology/Guild Center
Previous Conference Participation: 2010 2009
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