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Philadelphia Folklore Project

Established in 1987, we are an independent public folklife agency that documents, supports, and presents Philadelphia-area folk arts and culture - including the arts of people who have been here generations and those who have just arrived. We work to preserve and strengthen the folk cultural life of our communities because we believe that the quality of urban life is directly related to the persistence, diversity and vitality of our vernacular folk cultures.

Annually, we offer exhibitions, concerts, workshops and assistance to artists and communities. We conduct ongoing field research into community-based local arts, history, and culture, and we preserve a record of Philadelphia's folklife in our archive. Our arts education programs give young people opportunities to study with amazing and diverse artists. Our publications, videos, travelling exhibitions, and other resources offer alternative versions of Philadelphia. With our work, we try to deepen public understanding of local traditional arts and the peoples and communities that create them.

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