Championing the folk arts

We are the national development agency for preserving, protecting, disseminating and promoting the folk arts at the heart of England’s rich and diverse cultural landscape 

Photo by Craig Newman, courtesy of Folk Dance Remixed

Artist Development

We support artists at all stages of their careers

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We increase access to the folk arts by encouraging participation, celebrating diversity and promoting equality

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Library and Archive

We manage the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library – England’s national folk music library and archive

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Cecil Sharp House

We run a busy London arts centre, at the heart of English folk 

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continues to be custodian of the people’s shared cultural history

Eliza Carthy






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