Downhomer Newfoundland and Labrador Port of Call Award
Our mandate is the promotion and preservation of the traditional folk arts of the province. Active since 1966, the organization presents educational and cultural events that provide artists with the opportunity to showcase their work and that engage our youth and the general public in the transmission of our intangible cultural heritage.
Our two longest running events, Folk Night at the Ship Pub and the Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival are rites of passage for up and coming folk and traditional musicians, and beloved by seasoned performers. Our support for young artists is amplified at our annual Young Folk at the Hall concert, and on the Neil Murray stage for young performers at the Festival. Our events give audiences the opportunity to engage in celebration of our traditional folk arts.
The FAS is run by a volunteer Board of Directors:
President: John Drover
Vice-President: Laura Churchill
Secretary: Christina Steele-Nash
Treasurer: Siobhan Welch
Directors: Julia Bowdring, Maile Graham-Laidlaw, Jordan Kent, Emily Maclean, Bradley Power, Pat Sullivan