The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS) is one of a statewide network of folk arts partners supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). SFMS's Folk Arts Center, established in 2019, serves Dauphin, Lebanon, and Cumberland Counties. It provides a "virtual home" for traditional arts resources, and has hosted several virtual and in-person events. We'd love to hear from you.
Celebrating all the cultures of our diverse region
Our Folk Artists Gallery showcases traditional musicians, craftspeople, storytellers, dancers, and other guardians of cultural heritage in Pennsylvania's Dauphin, Lebanon and Cumberland counties.
Every community has a story.
Who in YOUR community
has a story to tell?
Amy Skillman, our folklorist
For over 30 years, Amy was Pennsylvania's state folklorist, managing the statewide folk arts infrastructure program for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and overseeing fieldwork around the state. Now living in Maryland, Amy is a part-time professor at Goucher College where she is the Academic Director for the Master's program in Cultural Sustainability. She is pleased to be doing fieldwork again in south-central Pennsylvania, her former backyard.
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is partnering with organizations across the state to celebrate Pennsylvania's diverse heritage of folk and traditional arts. Other partner organizations across the state include:
- Walk In Art Center (Carbon, Berks, Schuylkill)
- Philadelphia Folklore Project (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia)
- Community Partnerships RC&D (Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union)
- Bottleworks (Blair, Cambria, Indiana, Somerset, Bedford)
- Erie Arts & Culture (Crawford, Erie, Warren)
- Rivers of Steel (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington, Westmoreland)