April 19, 2014


Thanks to everyone who attended the

2013 Statewide Folklife Summit & Festival!


Re-imagine folklife in North Carolina.

Click here for the daily summit schedule. Click here for the Folklife Festival schedule.

What would it do for your arts programming, economic development, and community building initiatives to know:

  • Who is in your community/audience today and what they care most about?
  • How to build coalitions that work and how to make local government/community partnerships successful?
  • How valuing your local expressions of culture fosters healthy communities?

Who Should Attend: Traditional artists, local arts council staff and arts programmers, executive directors, professionals in travel and tourism, chambers of commerce, and public policy, all folklorists (working in or out of the field, or independently), educators from folk schools and academic programs, and anyone whose livelihood or community’s well-being relies upon local culture and traditional arts.

Why You Should Attend: We know you don’t need pep talks, or examples that don’t work at home. We know you’re too busy to come, and too understaffed to leave the office. Here’s why you should come anyway!

  • Have 1 ½ days of real conversations with wise veterans and emerging leaders; learning from each other and strengthening our statewide network.
  • Learn how to root community-based initiatives in traditional arts and local stories for sustained success.
  • Hear success stories and get hands-on practice applying them to your own organizations and communities.

Where: Extraordinary Ventures
200 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Extraordinary Ventures is located in Chapel Hill on S. Elliot Rd., between Fordham Blvd. (Hwy. 15-­‐501) and Franklin Street.

From Interstate 40, take Exit 270 Chapel Hill/Durham.

Head south/east on Hwy. 15-­‐501/Durham-­‐Chapel Hill Blvd. into Chapel Hill. (Durham-­‐Chapel Hill Blvd. turns into Fordham when you get to the Chapel Hill city limits.)

Pass the Eastgate Shopping Center on your right. (You’ll see a Trader Joe’s, Boston Market, and BP service station.) Turn right on S. Elliot Rd. at the Burger King.

Pass Java Café, Great Harvest Bread Company, and Thimble Pleasures quilt shop on your right.

Extaordinary Ventures is on your left, across from the shopping centers.

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How Much: FREE (register now to hold your place)
Email: ncfolklife@gmail.com
: (919) 383-6040
Hotel Info: Click for list of Summit Hotels

Hosted by the North Carolina Folklife Institute, the North Carolina Folklore Society, and the UNC Department of American Studies.
This program is made possible in part by funding from: The National Endowment for the Arts; the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities Program;the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; and the Fox Family Foundation.


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Extraordinary Ventures
Phone: 919-383-6040
200 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC United States
Website: http://www.extraordinaryventures.org/