Folklife Program Assistant
Dana Everts-Boehm works with Folklife Program Director Bradley Hanson to document, promote, and nurture Tennessee’s diverse cultural heritage and traditional arts. In addition to assisting applicants in the Folklife grant category, Dana maintains and updates the Folklife Archives, curates folklife exhibitions, and conducts field research to document Latino and immigrant traditional artists and events.
She received a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California Berkeley and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University with a minor in Latin American Studies. From 1984-86 she worked as Project Folklorist for the Rio Grande Arts Center in Alamosa, Colorado. She was New Mexico State Folklorist from 1987-1990. She joined the Cultural Heritage Center in Columbia, Missouri in 1990, and was director of the Missouri Folk Arts Program from 1992 through 1999. After being the Assistant Director at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for 7 years, she joined the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Folklife Program in 2007.