Register and Submit a Proposal Now for the Folklife in the South Gathering (FITS)

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Registration is now open for the 2023 Folklife in the South gathering (FITS, for short)! Join us for FITS on June 8-10, 2023, at Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, Alabama. FITS is a regional gathering that brings together community leaders, folklorists, traditional artists, educators, documentarians, activists, students, and other cultural workers from across the Southeast to learn from one another, celebrate traditional arts, discuss issues relevant to our region, and forge partnerships across disciplines, states, generations, and communities. 

This year’s theme, “Folklife in a Textured World,” evokes the role of folklore and traditional arts in the complexity of contemporary life in the South. The FITS gathering is produced in partnership with South Arts, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Alabama Folklife Association, and the American Folklore Society.  FITS is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Proposal Submission Process

Calling all folklorists, traditional artists, documentarians, students, and educators! Do you have an interactive activity, discussion topic, or case study that the whole region can learn from? Folklife in the South is now accepting proposals for sessions relevant to the theme “Folklife in a Textured World.” The deadline for proposal submissions is February 15, 2023.

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