How To Join


email: P:205.956.9888


AFA Executive Director

Mary Allison Haynie

Archive of Alabama Folk Culture (AAFC) located at ADAH

Kevin Nutt,  Archivist

Weston Flippo,

Library Information Specialist

The Alabama Folklife Association (AFA) is a 501c3 nonprofit partner program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.  The AFA is dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and promotion of Alabama's folklife through research, events, program, training, and education.

Handed down across generations, the folklife of Alabama has taken root in the social life, history, and shared experiences of the people of this state, and informs our fundamental notions of who we are, what we value, and how we relate to the world. 

The logo of the Alabama Folklife Association is the gourd martin house, a native tradition adopted by new settlers to the state. This symbol, selected for the first Alabama Folklife Festival in 1989, represents an ancient tradition that is still practice today by people all over the state.

MEMBERSHIP Pay Online Now using our fundraising platform at Razoo.

Individual: $35        Patron: $100  Sustaining: $200   Corporate: $500   Student: $15

By Mail:   Print out the attached document (see below) and send with your check made payable to the AFA. Mail to Alabama Folklife Association, P.O. Box 4697, Montgomery, AL 36103-4697. Please provide your name, address, phone number(s) and e-mail address.  The Alabama Folklife Association would love to have you as a member. Your dues help support our programs, conferences, fieldwork, videos, audio recordings and publications.  In return you will receive discounts on programs and events.



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Alabama Folklife Association Board of Directors 2013-2014

Dr. Alan Brown (President)
University of West Alabama

Emily Blejwas (Vice President)
Programs and Communications Officer, Community Foundation of South Alabama

Deborah Rankins(Secretary)
Assistant Director of Library Services
Alabama Southern Community College

Brant Beene (Treasurer)
Birmingham Landmarks, Inc.

Linda Vice
Southwest Alabama Tourism and Film Office

Russell Gulley
Big Wills Arts Council
Ft. Payne

David Ivey
Director, Camp Fasola

Dr. Tina Naremore Jones
Dean, Division of Educational Outreach and Executive Director, Center for the Study of the Black Belt
University of West Alabama

Charlie Lucas
Visual Artist
"Tin Man" Studio

Dan Bynum
Visual Artist
Communications Specialist, Alabama Power

Dr. David Campbell
Northeast Alabama Community College