American Folklore Society / Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
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.