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Meredith McGriff

American Folklore Society / Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Expert Bio

Meredith McGriff is the membership director of the American Folklore Society and co-founder and CEO of Hoosier Films, a multi-platform distribution company for Indiana-made films. Prior to these roles, she worked for a variety of arts, education and cultural organizations in the state of Indiana.

McGriff’s research focuses on collaboration and community development in the arts, exploring ways that professional artists build support for one another within their vocation and their region. Her forthcoming book, “The Michiana Potters,” highlights the work of a group in northern Indiana and southern Michigan as a case study to understand ways that professional artists can build a sense of community and support one another.

Areas of Expertise

Artist communities, professional communities, occupational folklore, contemporary potters, folk arts, ceramics in the Midwest, Indiana film, arts start-ups, Hoosier filmmakers.

Other Information

Hoosier Films: https://hoosierfilms.com/about-us/

American Folklore Society: https://www.afsnet.org/page/Staff

“The Michiana Potters”: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=810550

“New streaming service Hoosier Films connects Indiana filmmakers”: https://news.iu.edu/external-news/iu-in-the-news/2019/10/09-big-streaming-service-hoosier-films.html

“B-Start selects 2019 startups”: https://www.wishtv.com/news/inside-indiana-business/b-start-selects-2019-startups/

“Pottery exhibit at Mathers features life-size replica of wood-fired kiln”: https://viewpoints.iu.edu/art-at-iu/2013/11/12/pottery-exhibit-at-mathers-features-life-size-replica-of-wood-fired-kiln/index.html

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