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The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and is 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.
American Folk Program Sponsors
This program is produced in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and in collaboration with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the National Council for the Traditional Arts. This program received Federal support form the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Circus Arts Program Sponsors
This program is co-presented by The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Circus Arts Conservatory Sarasota, in partnership with the American Youth Circus Organization and the American Circus Educators Association.