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Starting your own folklore project

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell

Folklore – May 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine

Do It Yourself

To start your own folklore or oral history project, call the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities or the Colorado Historical Society for information. Some grants are available for art projects, but money is drying up for oral histories.

If you just want to know how to take oral histories, state folklorist Bea Roeder, 719-633-5793, can help get you started. Folklorist Ronna Lee Sharpe is available at 970-947-8251. Formal training is offered for oral history projects.

To arrange a demonstration of folk art for a school or organization, call Kathi Figgen at 800-411-8382.

For other folk art project information, call the Colorado Council on the Arts at 800-291-2787.