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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.

    Florida Folklife Celebrates 40 Years!

    2019 marks 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 the banner above to join the celebration!


    State Folklorist, Florida Folklife

    Folklife Program Assistant