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    Florida Folklife Program



    The Florida Folklife Program documents, presents and preserves Florida’s vibrant folklife and traditional culture.

    Folklife encompasses the living traditions, folk arts and cultural knowledge shared within communities by word of mouth and example. These expressions are rooted in and reflective of a community’s shared standards of beauty, values and experiences. 

    Through a wide range of projects, Florida Folklife supports the preservation of traditional arts and promotes engagement with Florida’s dynamic folk culture. A component of the Florida Department of State, Florida Folklife was established in 1979 by the legislature, and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts Folk and Traditional Arts Program.


    Award Deadline: October 1, 2020

    To make a Florida Folk Heritage Award nomination, click here

    2019 Florida Folk Festival Video Highlights

    Watch highlights from the 2019 Florida Folk Festival on our YouTube Channel

    2019-20 Apprenticeship Teams Announced

    To see a full list of the 2019-2020 Folklife Apprenticeship awardees, click here

    Florida Folklife Celebrates 40 Years!

    2019 marked the 40th anniversary of The Florida Folklife Program. To celebrate this milestone, Florida Folklife is working with artists who have been involved in the program to capture their stories, how they have seen the program impact their lives and their perspective on the affect of the program on the lives of others.

    Click here or on our new logo to join the celebration!


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    Program Information: 850.245.6333

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