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Due to COVID, Spring 2021 in-person classes will be delayed. All updates will be posted here.

Due to COVID, Spring 2021 in-person classes will be delayed. All updates will be posted here.

PROGRAMS

Dr. Beverly J. Robinson Community Folk Culture Program

Programs

Community Folk Culture

"Experiencing a new culture is like entering a whole new world of sights, sounds, smells, and textures."

Folk Culture is the study of the art, rituals and traditions that permeate our everyday lives. Whether it’s about style, food, music, stories, hobbies or beliefs, interns in the Dr. Beverly J. Robinson Community Folk Culture Program celebrate our heritage – learning from our past and present in order to understand our similarities and appreciate our differences. In this program, student interns ages 14-21 learn how to interview, videotape, and present folk artists from the community, participate in online video conferencing coordinated by the Smithsonian, create blogs, photos, videos/DVD's, and create a portfolio of their work.

There is no cost for students to join The Folk Culture Program. 

Summer 2021 applications will be announced here and are due May 2021.

Registration for Community Folk Culture Classes

Recruitment for interns ages 14-20 begins in May of each year. Students must submit a completed application and are then invited for an interview. Selected applicants attend an intensive summer workshop program during July and early August. Workshops continue throughout the school year.