Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Albuquerque Folk Festival

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • abqfolkfest.org

Mission Statement

Produce and present the Albuquerque Folk Festival, the third weekend in June, each year. Provide advocacy for the folk-arts community and opportunities for the general public to experience and participate in traditional folk activities such as music, dance, storytelling, and crafts through educational workshops, demonstrations, and performances.

Main Programs

  1. The Albuquerque Folk Festival

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Service Areas

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New Mexico

Greater Albuquerque area, Central New Mexico, Northern New Mexico, Southwestern United States

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 2007

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Ms. Erika Gerety

Keywords

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Festival, Folk, Music, Dance, Crafts, Participation, Traditional

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EIN

85-0464484

 Number

2892388089

Physical Address

437 Live Oak Loop NE

Albuquerque, NM 87122 1406

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Albuquerque Folk Festival helps to perpetuate the traditional tri-cultural folk-arts roots and the multi-cultural traditions of contemporary New Mexico. It has been presented annually since 1999 and is expected to attract 4,000-5,000. in 2010. The Festival draws from rural and urban areas of all parts of New Mexico and beyond. It is open to the public and serves all who come. It is a not-for-profit public-charity that is produced and presented by 900 volunteers. The 2009 Festival reached an estimated 4,000 people who participated by playing, singing, dancing a creating works in the folk arts. Approximately 1,000 attendees made connections at the Festival that encouraged them to join in or continue activity in the fork-arts by attending other events, taking lessons, joining organizations, and volunteering in the folk-arts.

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Program 1

The Albuquerque Folk Festival

Friday & Saturday June 19-20, 2009, EXPO New Mexico (State Fairgrounds)music, dance, storytelling and crafts from the Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo traditions and the contemporary multicultural roots of New Mexico. 

18 non-stop hours of performances, jam sessions, workshops, and demonstrations, plus 4 evening dances featuring contra, square, western swing, Balkan and African dance.   

 

The best in southwestern regional folk acts plus 17 venues offering hourly instruction, demonstrations, exhibits, and jam sessions on a vast array of folk arts, at all levels from beginner to expert.

 

This Festival has become a destination for professional and amateur musicians, dancers, storytellers and crafts people as well as the uninitiated, to experience first hand the culture and traditions of the southwest.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$58,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New Mexico

Greater Albuquerque area, Central New Mexico, Northern New Mexico, Southwestern United States

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Albuquerque Folk Festival

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Principal Officer

Ms. Erika Gerety

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Jimmy Abraham

President, Volunteer

Term: Nov 2007 - Oct 2010

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