The National Folk Fellowship, offered in partnership with the National Folk Festival, supports folk musicians, singers, dancers, poets, performance artists, or collector-performers to develop a project or artistic work based on the Library’s original folklore and related collections, with a performance spot at the following National Folk Festival. 

The Library holds the most significant folklore and related collections in Australia. The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for the recipient to discover and explore original collected material at the Library for use in their own artistic work.


National Folk Fellow Talk

30 Oct 2013

Join Cath Ovenden, National Library Folk Fellow, as she presents her research on Joe Yates and performs some of his music with musicians Wendy Hodgins and Steve Cook.

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Folk Fellow concert

29 Aug 2012

Emma Nixon and Chris Stone discuss what they have uncovered in the Library's oral history and manuscript collections.

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