In accordance with policies announced by Indiana University to address public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, Traditional Arts Indiana’s offices are closed. All events and programs, including the Indiana Heritage Fellowships ceremony are postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

We at Traditional Arts Indiana remain committed to serving our constituents and continue to work from remote locations. Please feel free to contact us about any questions concerning our Rotating Exhibit Network, Apprenticeship Program, Indiana Heritage Fellowship Awards, or other TAI initiatives.

For our partnering TAI artists, please let us know how we may be able to better help you during this time.  If you need assistance please contact TAI director Jon Kay at 812-855-0418, or via email at

For TAI supporters, our website is a rich resource of digital content. Please explore our various videos and recordings there. However, TAI is active on Facebook, and will be sharing a variety of new resources there in the days to come:

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*POSTPONED* Indiana Heritage Fellowship Celebration

Announcing the 2020 Indiana Heritage Fellowship Recipients!

Indiana University’s Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) will recognize two master traditional artists as 2020 Indiana Heritage Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their artistic traditions and service to their Hoosier communities. Delores “Dee” Nierman, a fourth generation rag rug weaver and fiber artist from Brownstown, and Bob Taylor, an award-winning woodcarver from Columbus will be honored.

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