Lilli Tichinin - Program Coordinator
Lilli Tichinin is the Program Coordinator for Folk Arts, Art Projects and Accessibility. Lilli also manages the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program, a program that supports the continuation of folk and traditional arts throughout New Mexico by funding Master Folk Artists to work one-on-one with dedicated apprentices. She conducts fieldwork throughout the state to document folk arts in New Mexico.
Lilli previously worked as the Accessibility Coordinator for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Her background includes work at the Kentucky Folklife Program, oral history projects for the National Park Service, several years with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, outreach and teaching to first-year college students, and twenty years as a modern and ballet dancer. Lilli holds a MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University. She also holds a BA in Anthropology (with a minor in Dance) and a Certificate in Folklore from the University of Oregon.