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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Sponsorship

Produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Co-sponsored by the National Park Service

The Festival is supported by federally appropriated funds; Smithsonian trust funds; contributions from governments, businesses, foundations, and individuals; in-kind assistance; and food, recording, and craft sales.

The China: Tradition and the Art of Living program is produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in partnership with the China International Culture Association, working with the China Arts and Entertainment Group. Additional support is provided by the West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong SAR; and the Guizhou Provincial Department of Culture and Guizhou Provincial Bureau of Cultural Heritage.

The Kenya: Mambo Poa program is produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in partnership with the Government of Kenya. Additional support is provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the HENRY Foundation, the Curtis & Edith Munson Foundation, the Consortium for World Cultures of the Smithsonian Institution, GE Destination Africa, Equity Diaspora Banking, and Commercial Bank of Africa Limited.

General Festival support comes from Smithsonian Channel, Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, and Smithsonian Office of Communications and External Affairs, and the Newseum.

Are you interested in sponsoring the Smithsonian Folklife Festival? Please contact chief development officer Cynthia Jacobs Carter: 202.633.1110 or CarterCJ@si.edu.