PROGRAM: Virginia Folklife Program

Presented by:
Virginia Humanities
Local Partner: Nonprofits, Other Subject: Art/Photography, Cross-Cultural Understanding, Digital Humanities, History, Indigenous Peoples, Other, Performing Arts, Varies Audience: All

The Virginia Folklife Program (VFP), a public program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, is dedicated to the documentation, presentation, and support of Virginia’s rich cultural heritage.

Whether sung or told, hand-crafted or performed, Virginia’s rich Folklife refers to those “arts of everyday life” that reflect a sense of traditional knowledge and connection to community.

History

The Virginia Folklife Program was established in 1989 as part of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and major funding from the NEA Folk Arts Program & the Virginia Commission for the Arts — a collaborative effort initiated by the Virginia Folklore Society.

In the News:

Virginia Folklife Program Announces Summer Tour of Argentinian Bluegrass Band Che Apalache (Press Release, Summer 2017)

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