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Folklife Networking and Information Reception

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is open to folk artists working in Montgomery County.

As the recently designated folklife hub of Montgomery County, Sandy Spring Museum is collaborating with Maryland Traditions to expand folk arts programming and support. We are reaching out to traditional artists and heritage communities to learn what support you need to reach goals.  Join us for refreshments, conversation, and ideas for collaboration.

Meet Montgomery County-based independent folk artists, folklife groups, and folklorists. Learn about partnership opportunities with Sandy Spring Museum, with offerings such as performance, workshop, and exhibit space, help with marketing, grant writing, and more. Albita Rivera from Cultura Plenera will be on hand to talk about their ongoing partnership with Sandy Spring Museum.


5:30 p.m. Introductions and Greetings
The Maryland Traditions Folklife Program – Chad Buterbaugh, Maryland State Arts Council
Montgomery County’s Folklife Hub – Allison Weiss, Executive Director, Sandy Spring Museum
Partnerships and Folklife at Sandy Spring Museum – Albita Rivera, Cultura Plenera

6:30 p.m. Networking
Small Discussion Groups: Successes and Challenges – Determining Your Needs
Report back needs to Sandy Spring Museum
Questions and Answers


Reserve Your Spot
women dancing with large skirts and someone in the lower corner playing a drum