The Oregon Folklife Network is the state of Oregon’s Folk and Traditional Arts Program, made up of a network of statewide culture and heritage partners that operate on state, regional, county, and community levels to document, support, preserve, and celebrate Oregon’s cultural traditions.
OFN conducts folklife fieldwork and engages with communities, organizations, and Tribes to sponsor activities that increase public awareness of the significance of Oregon’s living cultural heritage.
OFN connects all partners, from culture keepers, Tribes, and communities to statewide supporters ~ the University of Oregon, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Heritage Commission, State Library, and Oregon Humanities.
Headquartered at the University of Oregon, the OFN is located in the Knight Library and administered by UO Academic Extension. The University also provides financial and collaborative support from the Folklore Program, Special Collections and University Archives, Arts and Administration Program, the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, Knight Library, Academic Affairs, and Academic Extension.