Center for Washington Cultural Traditions
The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is Washington State’s new folklife and traditional arts program, developed and run as a partnership between Humanities Washington and ArtsWA/the Washington State Arts Commission.
What is folklife, and what are traditional arts? They are activities and objects that are inseparable from a cultural community. They are expressions of people’s heritage, and help tell their story: foods, occupations, crafts, traditional medicine, storytelling, music, and more.
In development now and launching early in 2018, the Center will serve communities throughout Washington State by surveying, studying, and supporting cultural traditions and tradition bearers through research and a wide range of programming.
You can learn more about how the Center came to be by reading our initial analysis of Washington’s cultural landscape.
Then check back soon, for
- A Community Meetings Report on the Center’s recent series of 16 public meetings, where we learned about Washington’s cultural heritage form communities statewide
- Application instructions for the upcoming Heritage Arts Apprenticeship Program, to launch in the summer of 2018
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