Oregon Folklife Network



Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (TAAP) supports master artists as they share their traditional knowledge and skills with apprentices from the same cultural group.

The Statewide Folklife Survey is an ongoing survey of Oregon to identify and document culture keepers around the state. Each year, OFN moves to a different region to discover the unique cultures and individuals that make Oregon what it is. Our research results in additions to the Oregon Culture Keepers Roster, public programs, TAAP and more. This work is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Folk and Traditional Arts Program with further support from OFN's Operational Partners.


Telling Our Stories is a fun, interactive online website that provides a toolkit for community self-documentation.

The Fieldworker’s Toolkit is an ongoing series of workshops.

The Warm Springs Sound Archives Project was a collaboration between OFN and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Native Language Arts Apprenticeship Program, in collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde, paired the Chinook Wawa language revitalization program with traditional basketry practice.

Folk Arts in the Parks, a collaboration among Oregon Parks and Recreation, the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Oregon Historical Society, introduced a variety of Oregon’s diverse traditional artists to 11 state parks in 10 counties. Two-hour interactive programs engaged over 500 park-goers during June weekends in 2013 and 2014.