We are dedicated to the collaborative research, presentation, conservation, and continuity of traditional knowledge and artistry.

A Cultural Force—more than 45 years of collaborative programs, research, and preservation

The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage promotes understanding, respect, and constructive engagement among people of diverse world cultures. Joining quality scholarship with strong community partnerships, the Center:

  • Produces the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, as well as documentary films/videos, symposia, workshops, conferences, and major national cultural events
  • Maintains, strengthens, and makes accessible the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
  • Generates new Research and Education
  • Promotes Cultural Heritage Policy for the benefit of communities around the globe.

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