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New Best-Practice and Case-Study Reports Posted to AFS Web Site

Monday, June 6, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tim Lloyd
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The newest batch of 11 best-practice and case-study reports from activities supported by AFS's Consultancy and Professional Development Program are now available on the AFS web site.They are:

Arkansas State University on museum education and public folklore

Esailama Artry-Diouf on African dance in America

Melanie Beene and Robert Baron on visioning a new state folklife program

Gabrielle Berlinger, Kay Turner, and Ellen McHale on preserving vernacular architecture in New York

Eileen Condon on democratizing the folk arts workplace

Robert Forloney on the US folklife infrastructure in 2015-2016

Anne Huang on institutional fundraising

Jeanne Harrah Johnson on studying urban vernacular architecture

Maureen Porter on the Peru program of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Vermont Folklife Center on developing a new internal operating structure

Georgia Wier and John Bishop on preparing video materials for archival deposit

This program has received continued funding from the Folk and Traditional Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts for 2016-2017. Our thanks go to the NEA for its support, and to those involved in the efforts that led to these most recent reports.

For links to all past reports produced by this program since 2009, and guidelines for proposing a consultancy or a professional development opportunity in 2016-2017, please visit

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