The Statewide Outreach Initiative broadens the impact of folklife programs by reaching diverse audiences around the state through a variety of formats:
Southwest Florida Cultural Conference - 2018
The Florida Folklife Program and the Folk School at The Florida Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a day long program on Saturday, February 24 from 10 AM to 5 PM where members of the community can immerse themselves in Florida’s traditions and culture. Full day Admission to the Folk Forum is $25 including lunch. To register, call the Florida Maritime Museum at 941-708-6120.
About Folk Forums
Modeled, in part, after the Folklife Program's past Folklife Institutes, these day-long forums present local traditional artists and teach community members how to identify, document and preserve oral histories and cultural resources in their own regions. Participants are recruited from local cultural, historical and educational organizations; interested individuals are also invited to participate. The Folklife Program holds Folk Forum sessions at libraries, museums, state parks and related institutions throughout the state. Sessions are intended to teach community members to recognize and locate traditional cultural resources and contacts in their own communities, so that they can document, preserve, and present their local cultural heritage through programming at community venues. Each Folk Forum includes presentations by local tradition bearers, cultural specialists and folklorists.
Folk Artist Residency Program
To be announced.
The Florida Folklife Program featured Plena Es in a series of successful programs funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and made possible through partnerships with Mission San Luis, the FSU Center for Music of the Americas, Legacy School of Performing Arts and Conexión.
About the Artist & the Tradition
About the Folk Artist Residency Program
For more information, contact Amanda Hardeman at email@example.com or 800.847.PAST