Please join us for "Sustaining Culture: A Regional
Conversation,” bringing together folk and traditional arts practitioners,
professionals and enthusiasts from the mid-Atlantic region and New
England. Public sector and academic
folklorists, community scholars, tradition bearers, students, and others
interested in traditional culture are welcome to attend.
The gathering will include professional development workshops
on digital media, a conversation with local activists discussing economic
sustainability through the use of cultural and environmental assets, screening of
a documentary film on the local community’s creation and use of a bread oven, and
field trips, in addition to the opportunity to meet informally with peers. Over 75 participants are expected, so don’t
miss this opportunity to network!
The Retreat will also include a day-trip to nearby
Cambridge, New York, a historic village enjoying recent revitalization as an
arts destination centered around Hubbard
Hall, a restored Opera House. We’ll
lunch at the Cambridge Freight Yard’s traditional bread oven, built in 2008 by a Québécois
master artisan with local volunteers. In the afternoon, participants can choose
from a variety of local tours, each highlighting a feature of the local
Retreat accommodations will be at the Gideon Putnam Spa Resort, located in the
midst of Saratoga Springs State Park, just a short walk away from the hot
springs at Roosevelt Baths &
Spa. Consider arriving early or staying late to treat yourself!
The Retreat is a project of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in
partnership with the Folk Arts Program, New York State Council on the Arts, New
York Folklore Society, and Folklorists in New England. For more information, contact Sally Van de
Water, Program Associate, Folk & Traditional Arts at 410/539-6656 x 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Retreat materials are available at the MAAF