Northwest Folklife creates opportunities for all to celebrate, share,
and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific
Strengthening our communities through arts & culture
- Northwest Folklife believes the arts revitalize people and
communities, and is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage
and its continued growth and development.
- Northwest Folklife understands that everyone is a bearer of folk
arts and that it is as important to participate in the arts as it is to
- Northwest Folklife encourages communities to share their cultural
arts, believing that interaction with new audiences enriches the
community as much as the audience. When people share aspects of their
culture, opportunities are created to dissolve misunderstandings, break
down stereotypes and increase respect for one another.
- Northwest Folklife relies on the diverse communities of the Pacific
Northwest to inspire programs and collaborates with these communities to
develop public presentations of their culture.