- Education & Outreach
Education & Outreach
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The Winnipeg Folk Festival facilitates a number of education and outreach programs both at the Festival and year round. We host two monthly musical presentations at the Millennium Library, offer musical workshops in The Folk Exchange, and provide hundreds of free tickets for the summer festival to various organizations through our Guest for a Day program.
Our most recent initiative is the Musical Mentors Program.
The Musical Mentors Program pairs mentors with groups of high-school age youth to explore music in different ways. The goal is to bring music to youth who do not have access to sophisticated music programs. Some of the participants attend classes at schools with no music programs whatsoever.
Check out some behind-the-scenes video here.
Hands on music classes in a casual, friendly, setting! No experience required.
We host a variety of workshops for musical explorers of all abilities and styles. From harmonica playing to songwriting and storytelling you can learn it here! Each year brings a new series of workshops designed by fabulous facilitators and presented for anyone and everyone.
Feel free to make suggestions for future workshops; we’d love to hear from you!
All workshops at The Folk Exchange, 211 Bannatyne Avenue in Winnipeg.
For more info, contact Lise Fenton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 231-0096 ext. 221.
What do good music and good books have in common? Plenty, not the least of which is the good folks who love them! The Winnipeg Folk Festival is pleased to present In the City “festival style” workshops, all year round. All concerts are free and everyone is welcome!
Saturday afternoons at 1:30 p.m, at the Millennium Library.
Children love folk music too! There’s no time like the present to get our wee folk in the festival spirit! Local family performers will have little ones singing, dancing, and learning, all while having fun.
Saturday afternoons at 1:30–2:30 p.m., at the Millennium Library. Admission is free.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Camp (formerly the Folk Retreat) is an intensive four-day camp for instruction and exploration of the folk genre. The camp takes place immediately before the Festival and features special guest instructors – performers from the 2013 Festival!
The Winnipeg Folk Festival is a five-day adventure in music and discovery that happens every July in Manitoba’s Bird’s Hill Provincial Park. Take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Festival with a seasoned folkie as your guide. Not-for-profit community groups are invited to apply for the Guest for a Day program.
All library programs supported by the Manitoba Arts Council.