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Here at the Philadelphia Folklore Project, we are committed to paying attention to the experiences and traditions of "ordinary" people. Our focus is to build critical folk cultural knowledge, sustain vital and diverse living cultural heritage in communities in our region, and create equitable processes and practices for nurturing local grassroots arts and humanities.... more


PFP is launching a new look to go along with our transition!
In June we bid farewell to PFP's Founding Director, Debora Kodish and welcomed PFP's new Director, Selina Morales. Learn more about PFP's new staff here. Stay tuned for the revamp of our website and make a donation today to show your support for PFP during this exciting moment in PFPs evolution!

PFP's membership campaign continues! Help sustain community-based folk arts in these hard times, and as PFP begins our 27th year! We invite (and need) your help. Join online or the old-fashioned way (at any amount).

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In The Field

The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change, renowned musicians, perform traditional and newly-composed songs to inspire dialogue and action around gender violence. "Like" their Facebook page to stay in touch.

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In Our Gallery

Folk Arts Education: Meeting Room/Reading Room
This installation offers an opportunity to imagine and share how children, communities, teachers and schools could be strengthened through folk arts programming.
Additional workshops and events can be found here.

Bill and Miriam Crawford's actual dining room - four walls collaged with 40 years of social change memorabilia - is a permanent exhibition at PFP. Now, listen online to audio recordings from Crawford family and friends. . .