Missouri Folk Arts Program

The Missouri Folk Arts Program (MFAP) is a program of the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Established in 1984, MFAP builds cross-cultural understanding by documenting, sustaining, and sharing our state’s living folk arts and folklife in collaboration with Missouri’s citizens.

Pictured: American Saltbox, 2024 Rug Hooking Apprentice LauraLee Rose, Centralia, Missouri; adapted from a design by Saltbox Woolens 

Missouri Folk Arts Program website
Missouri Folk Arts Program

Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence (AIR) continues MU’s strong history in the arts. Annual visitors, both established professional artists and those emerging in their career, connect with all aspects of campus life. AIR performances, exhibitions, installations, lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and symposia engage students, faculty, staff, and the community at large in arts-making and arts integration.

This work of visiting artists pairs with the already strong presence of the principals who organize the AIR collaboratively: the Museum of Art and Archaeology, the School of Music, the Department of Theatre, and the School of Visual Studies.

Artist in Residence website