Spring Swedish Music and Dance Weekend
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If you hold an interest in Scandinavian or Swedish culture or are a fiddler/dancer/musician looking to learn a new cultural tradition, or a beginner dancer or musician, this is the festival for you! Days are full of Swedish staff teaching fiddle and dance workshops where not only new skills are taught, but also Swedish culture explained and illuminated. Nights are a chance to try your burgeoning new music or dance skills at our dance parties! Merriment, great food and new friends await at this international Swedish music and dance weekend.
BMO Harris Bank Supports "Folklife...Your Life" School Programs
Folklore Village's long-standing school program, “Folklife...Your Life” was awarded a generous, second consecutive grant from BMO Harris Bank in Dodgeville this January. The grant provides much needed support to local, rural schools wishing to attend the program and addresses the rising cost of providing the program and the decreasing funds for such field trips in school budgets. “Folklife...Your Life” is a program for elementary age students and provides an engaging introduction to folklife, cultural traditions and the choices students can make to reflect their own traditions in everyday life. Students participate in a round robin of activities including: wool crafting, world folk dancing, maypole dancing in springtime, music and singing in the Plum Grove Church and traditional social games in the one-room schoolhouse. Folklore Village thanks BMO Harris Bank for their continued local support of this unique school program for young students.
Spring Cleaning of Jane's House for Season: April 23rd/24th.
We need your help in opening up the Jane Farwell house for some spring cleaning! April 23rd or 24th, anytime from 9:00-5:00, come join us in spring cleaning the farmhouse to get ready for overnight artist stays. We'll provide the cleaning materials AND LUNCH! Wear your dingies! Sign up with Meghan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-924-4000. Cleaning will include mopping floors, dusting, vaccuming, turning water back on, installing fans and screens in windows and making beds.
2 New Grants Awarded!
We were awarded a Creation and Presentation Grant for Folk Arts from the WI Arts Board this past month! Competition for the limited dollars in this program continues to be extremely high, but our application was strong, and we are pleased to be, once again, part of this grant program. The award will help us continue to bring high quality folk art programming to Southwest Wisconsin and the broader WI and midwest region. We strongly believe the WI Arts Board has a crucial role to play in the quality of our lives here in WI and in continuing our state's reputation and history as supportive of the creative arts. Thank- you WI Arts Board for your generous support!