October 25, 2016

North Carolina Folklife Institute

Fall = New Beginnings at NC Folk!

scenes from the 1976 Statewide Folklife Festival

Scenes from the 1976 Statewide Folklife Festival

NC Folk works hard to bring you excellent scholarship, creative writing, and fieldwork and the sights, sounds and stories that celebrate North Carolina’s amazing folk culture.

We want to continue to bring you North Carolina stories. NC Folk needs your help to do that. Please donate to NC Folk.


Your tax-deductible donation can help NC Folk highlight and celebrate the People’s Arts in North Carolina.

NC Folk works hard to bring you amazing North Carolina stories. Whether it the story of Lexington, NC’s earliest brick and mortar barbecue pits, or documentation of Burlington’s vibrant lowrider car culture, or the long lost sounds of an Avery County fiddle and banjo duo, North Carolina has many stories to tell.

NC Folk has been there, working hard behind the scenes, helping North Carolinians tell their stories by putting on North Carolina’s first statewide folk festival in 1974, conducting fieldwork and working with artists in communities statewide, or teaching documentation classes in the southeast corner of the state.

Here’s a few things to look forward to in 2017!

  • NC Folk’s new, updated website filled with artist resources, online exhibits, audio and video clips!
  • The first edition of the Handbook for North Carolina Folk and Traditional Artists!
  • Inside NC, our first ever podcast!
  • Lost sounds and photos from North Carolina’s Appalachian mountains!

Please make a contribution to NC Folk! We need your help to keep telling the stories that make NC great!


The North Carolina Folklife Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations can be made online or by check: PO Box 61222, Durham, NC 27715.