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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Folklorists Retreat
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5/22/2012 to 5/25/2012
When: 5/22/2012
Where: Saratoga Springs, New York 
United States
Contact: Sally Van de Water

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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 landscape.

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 sally@midatlanticarts.org.

All Retreat materials are available at the MAAF website.



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