ThThe programs and projects of the Alabama Folklife Association are supported by grants and funding from the following:
(National Endowment for the Arts)
The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
The Alabama Folklife Association (AFA) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicted to the documentation, preservation, and promotion of Alabama's folklife. To learn more about the organization: membership, staff, and Board of Directors, click here......
Folklife includes traditional cultural and artistic expressions that are passed down from one generation to the next through families, communites, regions, or groups. Examples are quilts, music, basketry, folklore, pottery, foodways, dances, medicinal practices, decoration day, and folk architecture. Jazz, blues, quartet gospel, old-time fiddle, shape-note singing, spirituals, and mariachi are genres of traditional music supported by Alabama folklife programs.
EXHIBIT and web site Under Production
Links to information on Grand Opening March 15, plus research links and exhibit information, available at www.gospel4al.com
AFA is pleased to announce that the Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR) recommended the Archive of Alabama Folk Culture for a grant of $165,900.00 to fund the project of accessioning and cataloguing folklife collections for 2.5 years. CLIR Hidden and Special Collections and Archives program is funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and we are thrilled to be selected for a grant through this program.