The Digital Folk Report has launched!

On 13th February we were delighted to be joined by a wonderful range of folk activists, folklorists, music and dance organisation representatives and digital media specialists to herald the publication of the Digital Folk Report, a 16-page document drawing out the key findings and recommendations for those working in the ‘digital folk industry’.     The […]

Tickets available for the launch of the Digital Folk Report on 13 February

The launch of the DF report will be taking place at Cecil Sharp House, London, on Tuesday 13th February. The event is free, but numbers are limited. Live music and drinks. Please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-folk-report-launch-tickets-41536901992 If you’re not able to come, but would like to receive a copy of the report, do get in touch: we’ll be happy […]

Digital Folk Report to be launched soon!

The Digital Folk Report will be launched on 13th February 2018, at Cecil Sharp House in London. The event will be by invitation, but the report will be made available online soon afterwards. The purpose of the report is to feed back the findings of the Digital Folk project to the many people who participated […]

Digital Folk Report

The Digital Folk project is in its final months! Many thanks to all who have participated through interviews and surveys. We are currently working on an industry-facing report, which will be launched early next year. Look out for updates on Twitter and Facebook. Dr Jo Miller (new research associate for DF)

Digital Folk conference – registration now open!

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Digital Folk conference (19 April 2017) at the University of Sheffield! We’re currently in the midst of putting together a really exciting programme of speakers and panels, so this is one not to miss..   Places are limited so please visit our Eventbrite page […]

Digital Folk one-day conference: invitations for submissions now open!

We’re very excited to announce that our Digital Folk One-Day Conference will take place next year at the University of Sheffield, on 19th April 2017. This represents a fantastic opportunity to meet and share ideas with colleagues from all over the world and to debate some of the issues the can arise when folk and traditional arts […]

Digital Folk welcomes new Research Associate, Dr Lucy Wright!

The Digital Folk project is pleased to welcome Dr Lucy Wright in her new role as Research Associate. Lucy completed her PhD in 2014, exploring contemporary folk performance and place-making in the Northwest of England. In particular, she is interested in the performance legacies of the ‘town carnival movement’ in the North of England, and works […]

New Research Associate post on the Digital Folk team

We’re pleased to announce that the University of Sheffield’s Department of Music is now seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate to work on the ongoing research project, Digital Folk: Digital Media in Folk Arts Participation. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is investigating the ways in which folk arts participants make use of digital resources, tools and networks […]

Post-Symposium Thoughts – Participatory Arts in the Digital Age…

Three weeks have passed since the Symposium – enough time to reflect on the highlights (and insights) of the day… Our intention with the event was always to look beyond the confines of “folk” activities (as they are conventionally defined), and to draw new connections between the great range of research being carried out on participatory […]

Symposium 2015: Line Up

SYMPOSIUM: DIGITAL FOLK 1; PARTICIPATORY ARTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE 27th November 2015, 10am – 5pm University of Sheffield, The Engineering Faculty Boardroom, Mappin Building, S1 3JD Only one week to go and we can announce our line-up! We are really excited by such a varied and illustrious group of speakers and look forward to […]