Samuel S. Fels Fund


Philadelphia Folklore Project

Funding Focus

Arts & Culture

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Grant Amount


Grant Purpose

General Support

Sustaining Cultural Heritage in Philadelphia Communities

Liberian Women's Chorus; Photo Credit: JJ Tiziou

Philadelphia Folklore Project works to sustain vital and diverse living cultural heritage in communities in our region through collaborative projects, research, documentation and education, prioritizing folk and traditional arts in service of social change. PFP offers exhibitions, concerts, workshops and assistance to artists and communities; conducts ongoing field research into community-based local arts, history, and culture; and collaborated to produce arts education programs that give young people opportunities to study with amazing and diverse artists.

Why we funded
  • PFP helps our local immigrant and refugee communities to stay connected to their cultural traditions, positively affecting community wellness and integration
  • They operate with a deep respect for the artists, traditions and communities across Philadelphia, and the relationships they build are lasting
  • Their work intersects several Fels Fund priority areas
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