Family Folk Machine/Senior Center awarded Iowa Arts Council grant!

The Family Folk Machine and the Senior Center were just awarded a large grant from the Iowa Arts Council to undertake a songwriting project, “Wasn’t That a Time?” with the Awful Purdies during the 2016-17 program year. The project will begin with a lecture/performance by the Awful Purdies on August 28 at the Johnson County Historical Society. The Purdies will present an introduction to songwriting and demonstrate how to conduct Story Circles. The FFM will host Story Circles in September and October, and in January and February the Awful Purdies will lead the FFM in a series of songwriting workshops. The project will culminate in a joint FFM-Awful Purdies concert on the main stage at the June 2017 Iowa Arts Festival. We can’t wait to get started!