Kentucky Folklife Program
For over 20 years the Kentucky Folklife Program has been dedicated to the mission of identifying, documenting, and preserving the Commonwealth's diverse cultural traditions.
As KFP is relocating to Western Kentucky University "A thoughtful reconceptualization of this program is paramount to moving forward and furthering the good work both entities have accomplished over the years" added Björkman. "There is certainly a need to stay focused on practical folklife and traditional arts projects currently in production at the same time that we continue to understand the evolving needs of local constituents throughout Kentucky who have a crucial stake in documenting the intimate folk traditions of their regions. With this new vantage point at WKU the KFP will also begin exploring exciting and innovative partnership opportunities with other universities across the nation involved in hosting folklife programs."