The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is Washington State’s 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.
Launched in 2018, the Center serves communities throughout Washington State by surveying, studying, and supporting cultural traditions and tradition bearers through research and a wide range of programming.
The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is run in partnership with ArtsWA/the Washington State Arts Commission. Additional support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and generous contributions from other businesses, foundations, and individuals.
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