Workshops & Training

What We Offer

New York Folklore provides topical workshops, convenings, and training opportunities, both in-person and virtually. These include focused gatherings of artists and community representatives and professional development workshops such as Business 101 for Folk and Traditional Artists and Creatives. Training is developed through New York Folklore initiatives but also in response to requests from New York’s cultural communities.

Ongoing training includes the annual New York State Folk Arts Roundtable, developed in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts; the Critical Folklife Forum, an topical online discussion program; and the New York State Folk Arts Internship program that provides funding support for graduate students and early career professionals in the field of folk and traditional arts and culture.  Other opportunities are developed in response to community requests.  Please contact us for further information.

Join Us At The Next Training

New York/New Jersey Folk Arts Roundtable

Now in its 40th year,tThe Folk Arts Roundtable is a three-day professional development meeting and provides an opportunity for those working in folk and traditional arts to come together to share best practices and programming ideas, and to network with each other.  This year we will again be joined by our colleagues in New Jersey, through support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.   The New York State Folk Arts Roundtable is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the NYS Legislature.

Upcoming Trainings & Workshops


Workshop: Democratizing the (folk) Arts Nonprofit Workplace February 2016

This was a recorded workshop held in Brooklyn, NY, on February 28, 2016 with panelists Andy Kolovos (Vermont Folklife Center), Selina Morales (Philadelphia Folklore Project), Lisa Rathje (Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education), Cooperative Developer and Strategist Joe Rinehart, and UAW Local 2110 President Maida Rosenstein.