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Fall 2017 Quarterly Newsletter
Dear Oregon Folklife Supporter,
It’s that time of year, and we know you’re getting a lot of solicitations. So why give to the Oregon Folklife Network?
Because we help to ensure the vitality and longevity of Oregon’s diverse cultural heritage—and that’s what makes Oregon truly great.
To be a part of OFN's ongoing story— from our Folklife Fieldschool collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs K8 Academy to our Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Programmake an end-of-the-year tax-deductible gift to the Oregon Folklife Network Fund
Your donations
  • Fund the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, which enables master tradition keepers such as Persian storyteller Azar Salehi, Wasco beadworker Roberta Kirk, and rawhide braider Jack Armstrong to teach their knowledge and skills to another generation; 
  • Add folk and traditional artists to the Oregon Culture Keepers Roster, a cultural resource that showcases traditional artists such as old time musician Mark Ross, charro Antonio Huerta, or Governor’s Arts awards winner Esther Stutzman so that presenting organizations, schools, libraries, museums, and others can hire Oregon traditional artists to perform or demonstrate;
  • Create exhibits and public programs that highlight saddle makers, hip hop artists, fisherpoets, and more.
When you give to OFN, remember to make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, which will credit their portion back to you as an Oregon state tax credit.
“Donate+Match = Get the Whole Match Back!”
OFN connects—with culture keepers in Tribes and communities, local and statewide programs and agencies, and with audiences statewide. OFN helps Oregon’s traditional arts thrive.
We hope you’ll be a part of our efforts to nurture Oregon’s diverse cultural heritage.
Thanks so much for your support!
Riki Saltzman
Riki Saltzman, Executive Director
Oregon Folklife Network
TAAP Master Artists Recognized at Legislative Event
Brad McMullen

On Monday November 13th, state officials recognized Oregon’s 2016-2018 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program master artists at the State Library in Salem, Oregon. Read more...
Media Corner: Jayanthi Raman 
Alina Mansfield
Jayanthi Raman
Watch TAAP Master Artist Jayanthi Raman (2015) and her apprentice Bakul Godbole demonstrate Bharatha Natyam Indian Dance.
More Than $82 Million Awarded for Arts Projects Nationwise Includes $80,000 Awarded to the Oregon Folklife Network 

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $80,000 to the Oregon Folklife Network to support Oregon’s folk and traditional arts programming and research. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. Read more...
2017 Warm Springs Folklife Field School Highlights
Jennie Flinspach and Brad McMullen

The 2017 Warm Springs Folklife Field School engaged rising eighth graders from Warm Springs K-8 Academy in a week-long adventure to explore their heritage and document their cultural traditions. Read more...

Roster Artist Feature: Novelyn Tavita
Jennie Flinspach 

Check out traditional Polynesian dancer Novelyn Tavita on the Oregon Culture Keepers Roster

Communities Connecting Heritage 

World Learning is administering an exciting initiative on behalf of the U.S. Department of State called Communities Connecting Heritage.

For Organizations Working in Cultural Heritage Preservation
Be a part of our efforts to nurture Oregon’s diverse cultural heritage.
Consider a tax-deductible donation today!
Support OFN!
Honoring Oregon's Living Cultural Treasures
“We're not only teachers of our ways but we also live by the teachings which were passed down.” – Roberta J. Kirk, Warm Springs Geo Visions –
Cultural Resources and OFN Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Master Artist
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