Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail: The Crooked Road Accepting Artist-In-Residence Applications

Abingdon, Virginia – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail: The Crooked Road is excited to announce applications are now open for the 3rd Artist-In-Residence program for heritage musicians that reside in the Southwest Virginia region.

The Artist-In-Residence program gives local musicians a way to become an ambassador for heritage music through participating in events and educational workshops.   This initiative is a year-long commitment, with a financial stipend, for the selected artist.  The artist will attend various events, participate in educational opportunities, and be required to produce an original piece of music or new performance of an existing traditional piece of music for The Crooked Road use.

Musicians that specialize in a heritage music genre and live in the following counties and cities of the Southwest Virginia region are encouraged to apply: Bland, Bristol, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Galax, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Norton, Patrick, Pulaski, Radford, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe.

The application can be found on The Crooked Road’s website under “About Us-Jobs & RFPs”.  Interested parties can also contact The Crooked Road office directly for a copy of the application. Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2023.

The Crooked Road and this project are supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Support for this performance also comes from an award from the National Endowment for the Arts American Rescue Plan grant program.

Sarah Mast
Author: Sarah Mast