What is the Folk and Traditional Arts Partnership?

As a Folk and Traditional Arts Partner with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Everhart works to sustain cultural and artistic practices rooted in the histories, traditions, and everyday lives of people in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties. We work to identify traditional artists in the NEPA region, assist those artists in keeping their traditions and create community access to folk arts through presentations, performances, workshops, and other programs.

Folk arts are rooted in community traditions, in collective experiences and often come from a specific ethnic, religious, linguistic, occupational, or regional group. These practices are shaped and shared within families, neighborhoods, and communities and are passed down from one generation to another.

This project was made possible through the Folk and Traditional Arts Infrastructure Program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a federal agency.

For more information and questions regarding participation, please contact Folk Arts Coordinator Shanice Edwards at folkart@everhart-museum.org.

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