About Us


The mission of the Oregon Folklife Network is to make a meaningful difference in Oregon communities and Tribes by documenting, supporting, and celebrating our diverse cultural traditions and by empowering our tradition-bearers.

OFN Strategic Plan

The Oregon Folklife Network, based at the University of Oregon, was formed in 2010 to serve as a hub for statewide folklife activities in partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon State Library, and Oregon Heritage Commission, along with community partners, including Oregon Tribes, community-based cultural organizations, museums, regional cultural alliances, local arts agencies, K12 schools, universities and colleges, and public libraries.


The University provides a home plus financial and collaborative support from the Folklore Department, the Special Collections and University Archives (Knight Library), and the Arts Administration Program with fiscal/administrative oversight from Academic Extension.

The OFN receives generous support from the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Oregon Arts Commission.

Equal Opportunity and Accessibility

Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs and services of the Oregon Folklife Network is provided to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, color, creed, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or associational preference.

In evaluating applications, review committees consider the efforts of applicants to increase the accessibility of their product or services to the public. Sponsors and grant recipients are required by federal law not to discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, or any person participating in OFN funded or sponsored projects and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability.

All parties involved in projects and activities funded or sponsored by the OFN must comply with:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
  • The Fair Labor Standards under Section 5(j) of the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965,
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.



Oregon Folklife Network (OFN)
242 Knight Library
6204 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-6204