Center for Washington Cultural Traditions
The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions will be Washington State’s new folklife and traditional arts program, developed and run in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA.
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 this fall, 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.
Be part of the Center’s launch by:
- Joining our email list to stay updated on the Center’s progress
- Attending a community meeting about the Center in your area
- Taking a brief survey
- Reading Center Director Kristin Sullivan’s initial analysis of Washington’s cultural landscape
- Reaching out to Kristin via email or 206-682-1770 ext. 107