Folk Arts

Traditional Arts

Local and national resources for folk artists and those interested in traditional and folk arts.

AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus

A searchable online vocabulary which has information on folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology and other related fields.  Includes AFS publication and folklore Wiki.

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Alliance for California Traditional Arts

Helps artists to be connected to the community and funders, updates interested people on ACTA’s folk programs and exhibitions, and provides information on current issues and advocacy.

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American Folklife Centre at the Library of Congress

An online documentation of folklife research at the Library of Congress, current activities updates and educational resources.

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American Folklore Society

Offers many resources from children’s folklore section, LGBT, global folklore, and financial resources.

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Center for Traditional Music and Dance

Aims to assist immigrant communities in passing traditions through event updates on community cultural activities, touring artists and e-newsletters.

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CityLore

An advocate group that offers both grassroots programs and performances for people interested in folk arts, residences and professional development for folk artists.

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New York Folklore Society

Provides a very detailed resource page on folklore organizations and programs in New York City and around the nation, as well as organizations involved in cultural preservation.

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Open Folklore

Keeps an updated record of books, websites, journals and gray literature that are useful resources for people who are interested in finding out more about folklore.

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Philadelphia Folklore Project

Gives information for folk artists such as funding and resources, and program updates for the Philadelphia community.

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Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

The annual festival offers the full cowboy experience with exhibitions, leatherworks, North American Indian performance and old-time saloons.

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Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Provides cultural education resources that include useful teaching guides, online exhibitions and event updates.

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Texas Folk Life

A non-profit organization that provides details on performances, exhibitions, apprenticeships and residences for folk artists in Texas.

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World Music Institute

Shows event listings for upcoming concerts that incorporate folk dance and music.

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Vermont Folklife Center

Offers a traditional arts apprenticeship program and a list of exhibitions, products for sale, and a multimedia archive for the Vermont community.

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