July 1, 2015

NC Folklife

Since 1974 the North Carolina Folklife Institute (NCFI) has supported programs and projects that recognize, document, and present traditional culture in North Carolina.

  • Documenting the living traditions an cultural history that sustain community identity
  • Preserving and promoting North Carolina’s diverse traditional arts and cultures
  • Helping communities across the state connect their heritage arts and traditions to local development, education, and active citizenship.

NCFOOD is a space to share stories about traditional NC foodways, local and regional recipes, restaurants that epitomize our culture old and new, and personal experiences rooted in North Carolina cooking and eating. NCFood wants to hear from wide range of voices across the state.

TRAVEL itineraries can help you design your own tour your way — stopping to watch a local artist create then finding the perfect out-of-the-way or on-the-way spot for lunch or dinner!

TRADITIONAL ARTISTS DIRECTORIES are available online to help you locate and discover many of the finest traditional craft artisans, musicians, dancers, and storytellers all across the Tar Heel state.