OFN is able to develop a variety of workshops to serve your community. Contact us about fees and potential funding.
Project-long collaborations with OFN typically last months or years and can be designed together with your needs at the focus. We train your staff with professional skills or diversify your programming with folk and traditional artists. Funding models include fee for service or co-authorship of grants.
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 efforts 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.
OFN’s Folklife Fieldschools are available to Tribes and communities across the state and can be tailored to participant goals. From a 1-week summer session bearing college credit to a day-long intensive for Continuing Education Units, our Fieldschools serve youth, community volunteers, teachers, and allied professionals alike. This work has been supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Folk and Traditional Arts Program, University of Oregon Continuing Professional Education, and with further support from OFN's Operational Partners.