Thanks to the efforts of New York Folklore, The ARTS Council and other folklife organizations across Upstate New York will have the opportunity to work with Andy Kolovos, Associate Director and Archivist of Vermont Folklife. Kolovos will assess our archive and develop a preservation plan for ongoing maintenance. This fantastic opportunity is the first phase of managing, preserving, and sharing The ARTS Council’s archival materials that reflect the vibrant culture of our region.
The ARTS Council is home to over four decades of folklife documentation. Our holdings document local culture in the form of fieldwork interviews, photos, and documentation of various public folklore initiatives spearheaded by The ARTS Council, including past projects such as Tales from Agnes, Black Voices of Corning, and the Elmira Cultural Mapping Project.
This project is generously funded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.