Culture Fest generally follows 2 years after OFN’s regional survey, and creates paid opportunities to traditional artists, diversity in programming to community organizations, and deeper connections for OFN to allied folks around the state. Successful projects have varied widely, and include but are not limited to festivals, music/dance performances, educational demonstrations, community events, craft events, and public talks.
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 a workshop series. OFN is able to bring any module to your community. Contact us about fees and potential funding.
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.