Northwest Folklife


It is important to recognize the power and positives of digital engagement that has been steadily growing from long before 2020. The platforms may change, but the online space will continue to be an important medium for accessible communication, community storytelling, cultural preservation, and artistic innovation. Northwest Folklife introduces our Public Archive. Eventually, this will include thousands of culture bearers and craft-makers of various disciplines in the Pacific Northwest, helping us stay connected and grounded by nurturing our roots as well as our curiosity about the many cultural traditions and practices we live amongst. Filtered by category, genre, date, and medium, this is phase-one of a larger effort to digitize footage dating back to 1972, as well as continuing to document performances, workshops, and practices into the future!

Click below and explore our phase one of our Public Archive!