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 […]

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 […]