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Philadelphia Folklore Project Seeks Folk Art and Social Change Fellow

Tuesday, July 21, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alexandra Sanchez

The Philadelphia Folklore Project works to sustain vital and diverse living cultural heritage in communities in our region through collaborative projects, research, documentation and education, prioritizing folk and traditional arts in service of social change. PFP identifies local folk artists and support their artistic growth; produce public programs advancing folk artists and traditions significant to Philadelphia communities; develop education programs benefiting children and adults; and document outstanding practitioners and practices.

The Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP) seeks a Folk Art and Social Change Fellow. The Folk Arts & Social Change Fellow is a professional folklorist and cultural worker who reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with staff, artists and community members on project and program design, development and implementation. The Fellow oversees PFP’s Folk Arts and Social Change Residency program and participates in the organization's educational partnerships. Programming operates with the premise that folk cultural knowledge has the power to be transformative in community-led social change. The position requires a cooperative approach, and diverse perspectives are valued as central to the core mission. As such, the Folk Art and Social Change Fellowship is not only about amplifying the organization’s public work and reach, but also about addressing underserved and underrepresented identities and perspectives in the field of folklore today. While the position will require substantial flexibility due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, in fiscal year 2021, the position will be largely focused on diverse place-based work, healing traditions and public health, and the PFP's Gita Santi: Indonesian Community Initiative.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 5, 2020.

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