Local Learning began as the National Task Force for Folk Arts in Education during a 1993 national roundtable at the National Endowment for the Arts. Today, we serve a network of hundreds of people interested in engaging young people and citizens with their own traditional culture and with the local culture and folklore of their families, regions, and the larger world. We are folklorists, folk artists, and educators of many stripes. We work in public agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, universities, museums, community centers, libraries, and out-of-school education settings.
Download our one-page brief on the key goals and work of Local Learning.
Find out more about our programs, funders, and publications in our most recent Annual Report. 2020 Report