2021 National Folk Festival in Planning

by | 30 Jul, 2020

2021 National Festival in Planning

National Folk Festival in planningThe folks at  the National Festival are confident enough to continue planning for their 2021 National Folk Festival.

Organisers say that there will likely be many limitations, but they remain hopeful that they can present an event that will have the feel, the heart and the community that has become the National Folk Festival.

The shape of the 2021 event remains uncertain and needless to say it won’t be the National of recent years. Over the past months we have been overwhelmed with support and generosity from our wonderful community. A huge thank you to everyone for your generous donations and messages of support. These wonderful acts of kindness have been very welcomed at a time of uncertainty – National Festival.

National Folk Festival Merchandise:

You can now purchase festival merchandise online including Beer Mugs and Coffee Cups, carry bags, thermal cups and tea towels. Visit the festival website 

National Folk Fellowship:

Applications close soon for the 2021 National Folk Fellowship. Discover and explore the nation’s most significant folklore collection at the National Library of Australia through a National Folk Fellowship. Offered jointly by the National Folk Festival and the National Library of Australia, this annual Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for performers to discover and explore original collected material at the Library for use in their own artistic work.

A Folk Fellowship will provide you with:

  • Special access to the National Library’s research facilities and collections
  • Access to the Library’s professional sound recording studios
  • A stipend of $8000 to cover performance fees, travel, accommodation and project expenses
  • Performance and workshop opportunities at the 2021 National Folk Festival
  • The opportunity to perform in the National Library’s Theatre at the end of your Fellowship

Applications close 5pm (AEST), Friday 7 August 2020.