Living Our Tradition

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society (NLFAS) is a charitable organization located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada whose 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.

The Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society thanks our sponsors who help make the Folk Festival and Folk Night possible.

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Latest News

Call for Youth Performers
Call for Youth Performers

Posted on: April 1, 2019

Applications are now open for youth performers (18 years and younger) for a variety of opportunities over the summer, including…

RFP for Festival Marketing Support
RFP for Festival Marketing Support

Posted on: April 1, 2019

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society would like to obtain the services of an accredited, full-service agency to assist…

Folk Alliance International Conference
Folk Alliance International Conference

Posted on: February 20, 2019

John Clarke and Erin Whitney had the immense pleasure of attending the Folk Alliance International Conference in Montreal, to commune…