It’s an exciting time for NYFS as we reinvigorate our network and expand our impact across the state through our services and programs for the folklore field and traditional artists. Our members have been the heart and soul of the New York Folklore Society for more than 70 years, and your involvement is important to us!
Refugees enrich our communities with their skills, dreams, and aspirations. NYFS supports continued resettlement in the US.
Visit the Gallery of New York Artists at the NYFS
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Schenectady, NY Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Buy local!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Staten Island Arts announces Future Culture Open House
4-6 p.m. Open house, 6-7 p.m. Presentation, SI Arts Culture Lounge (inside St. George Ferry Terminal) 1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
DEMOCRATIZING THE FOLK ARTS WORKPLACE: “FORMING A WORKER-OWNED COOPERATIVE” With BGWC’s Ileia Burgos
WHEN: Sunday, October 23, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Great Room at South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn (South Oxford Space is within easy walking distance from the Atlantic/Barclay’s Center subway stop and accessible by multiple NYC subway lines.)
Admission is open and refreshments will be served.
Freewill donations accepted at the door RSVP now to email@example.com to save yourself a space, as seating will be limited.
As follow-up to our conversations at the “Democratizing the (Folk Arts) Nonprofit Workplace” seminar held in February 2016, New York Folklore Society has partnered with Bronx Green Worker Cooperatives to present “Forming A Worker-Owned Co-Op,” a how-to information session about cooperative business start ups. This workshop is geared to culture workers—folk and traditional artists, folklorists, ethnomusicologists, and arts administrators. READ MORE...
Migration across national borders reflects the conditions of an ever-changing world. The impacts of migration include the communication and sharing of cultural knowledge across geography and across ethnic and community boundaries. Migration also engenders accommodation, both from the hosting communities and the new arrivals. This shifting landscape may spark both positive and negative emotions, as hosting communities and migrants experience tensions arising from cultural intersections and differences.
The New York Folklore Society invites participants and presenters to explore the topic of migration and its impacts upon cultural information and cultural arts from a New York State lens. Topics could include the impacts of migration on healing and health; entrepreneurship in the arts; new ways of producing and re-producing cultural capital (mobilizing, enacting, validating); cultural migrations and gender; cultural migrations and a “culture” of migration; cultural migrations and intangible cultural heritage; cultural identities; or xenophobia and cultural migrations.
The New York Folklore Society views this annual conference as an opportunity to encourage graduate students and scholars in the early stages of their careers. Proposals for papers and panel presentations are being specifically solicited from emerging scholars, as well as from those working in the public sector. We also encourage presentation proposals from practitioners working in the areas of public health, education, and community activism, as well as artists representing newcomer communities. Individuals and groups are encouraged to apply.VIEW Proposal Submission Form.
William G. Pomeroy Foundation
LEGENDS AND LORE MARKER GRANTS We are in our 2nd Year!
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation partnered with the New York Folklore Society in 2015 to launch a grant program to celebrate legends and folklore as part of New York’s history. In just one year, we funded 14 markers.
Legends are sometimes referred to as “folk history.” They are reports and stories that explain an unusual event, a unique person, or warn others as in a cautionary tale. Passed from person to person over time, there is often historical truth at the heart of every legend. The details, however, are often altered through oral communication.
ELIGIBILITY Grants available to 501(c)3 organizations and municipalities within New York State. GRANT DEADLINES – Apply online at www.wgpfoundation.org
June 30, 2016 and October 31, 2016 FOR MORE INFORMATION: The William Pomeroy Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-476-3000 x2576.
The Cornell Southeast Asia Program in collaboration with the Syracuse University South Asia Center, Mohawk Valley Community College, and Onondaga Community College (OCC) will hold a conference called “Internationalization and Inclusion: Refugees in Community Colleges” on Saturday, November 5, 2016 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the OCC campus in Syracuse. NYFS Director, Ellen McHale, will be speaking and will moderate. the panel on the Arts and Refugees at this conference. Register online.
The New York Folklore Society, in collaboration with the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, is pleased to announce that Hannah C. Davis is serving as the Upstate New York Regional Representative for Folk Arts. Hannah is carrying out field research on traditional music, dance, material culture, occupational traditions, narrative, occupational folklife, and other customary practices and identify traditions and folk artists. Her service area includes the southwestern counties of Allegany, Chatauqua and Cattaraugus, and a large portion of Central New York (Tompkins, Cayuga, Seneca, Yates, Wayne, Ontario). Please give us a call at 518.346.7008 or email us if you’d like additional information, or if you know of an artist or cultural tradition that should be documented.
STABLE VIEWS—A moving revelation of the many essential workers and their lives on the backside of horse racing
Stable Views offers an inside look at the thoroughbred racing industry through the words and perspectives of those who labor within its stables. NYFS Director Ellen E. McHale gathered oral narratives from those most intimately involved with racing: stable workers, exercise riders, and horse trainers who form the backbone of the industry. 160 pages (approx.), 8 x 8 inches, 45 color photographs, bibliography, index