American Folk Festival 2010

Posted by:  National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA)  | 


This gig is not currently accepting applications. We think you might like these similar gigs.


Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to the American Folk Festival. Introduced in 2005 as a continuation of the National Folk Festival tradition, the festival is a celebration of multi-cultural traditional arts including music, dance, crafts, food and storytelling. It brings dozens of performers to 7 different stages on the Bangor, Maine Waterfront./n/nThe American Folk Festival is a member of the NCTA Festival Family. Artists applying to this festival need not apply to other festivals produced by the NCTA (including the Lowell, Richmond, and National Folk Festivals).

The annual American Folk Festival is a multi-cultural celebration of traditional music, dance, storytelling, food, and crafts, presenting the arts of many nations, races and languages at the same event on an equal footing. Over its three days, the FREE TO THE PUBLIC event attracts crowds in excess of 165,000. The festival books up to 30 acts, which are scheduled throughout the weekend on 7 outdoor stages.

The American Folk Festival is produced by Bangor Folk Festival Inc. in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).

Terms And Conditions

FOLK & TRADITIONAL ARTS - a definition

The folk and traditional arts are rooted in and reflective of the cultural life of a community. Community members may share a common ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, or geographic region. These vital and constantly reinvigorated artistic traditions are shaped by values and standards of excellence that are passed from generation to generation, most often within family and community, through demonstration, conversation, and practice. Genres of artistic activity include, but are not limited to, music, dance, crafts, and oral expression.

-National Endowment for the Arts