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Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. Florida Folklife Archive
Florida Folk Arts Conference planning records, 1977-1981.
1.00 cubic ft.
Chronological by conference year.
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Legislation in 1979 (79-322, SB 1208) transferred the Florida Folk Arts component of the Stephen Foster Memorial to the Florida Department of State. Operating as the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs from ca. 1985 until 1995, the Bureau coordinated the annual Florida Folk Festival and directed such programs as Folk Arts Apprenticeships, Folk Arts in Education, Folk Heritage awards, annual research surveys, and numerous other projects and programs. From 1995 through June 30, 2021, the renamed and reorganized Florida Folklife Program continued the majority of these operations from within the Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Historic Preservation in Tallahassee. During the 1995 reorganization, the State Archives of Florida acquired the Florida Folklife Collection from the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs’ previously maintained Florida Folklife Archives. Legislation in 2021 (2021-71, L. O. F., HB 909) transferred the Florida Folklife Program and its operations from the Division of Historical Resources to the newly renamed Division of Arts and Culture, previously the Division of Cultural Resources, effective July 1, 2021. The program is charged to "identify, research, interpret, and present Florida folk arts, artists, performers, folklore, traditions, customs, and cultural heritage and make folk cultural resources and folklife projects available throughout the state."
The annual Florida Folk Arts Conference began in 1977 in response to the renewed interest in folk ways and cultures. It consisted of nationally recognized authorities and programmers speaking at the conference, and workshops where such topics as governmental funding, craft programming, setting up and running festivals, and resources for information were discussed.
This series contains planning materials from the third, fourth, and fifth folk arts conference which were held in Tallahassee, White Springs, and Wekiwa State Park respectively. Included in the series are correspondence, speaker and participant information, planning, contracts, and FEH grants which helped fund the conference. There are also copies of the programs for each conference.
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Folk art Florida Folklorists Florida Folklore Study and teaching Florida Folklife.