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Festival Sponsorship

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and is co-sponsored by the National Park Service.

The Festival is supported by federally appropriated funds; Smithsonian trust funds; contributions from governments, businesses, foundations, and individuals; in-kind assistance; and food, recording, and craft sales. The Festival received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Promotional support comes from Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority, Brightest Young Things, Comcast, Captivate Media, Destination DC, El Tiempo Hispano, El Tiempo Latino, Telemundo Washington, WAMU 88.5, and Washington Informer.

Circus Arts

This program is co-presented by The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Circus Arts Conservatory Sarasota, in partnership with the American Youth Circus Organization and the American Circus Educators Association. The program also received support from Ed and Sharyn Brandman.

On the Move

This program is supported by the American Anthropological Association. This program also received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, and from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Opening Celebration

Busboys and Poets (Bronze Level, Lead Sponsor)

In-Kind Donations

American Plant, Compass Coffee, G Street Fabrics, Hutchinson Design Group (Supporter Level), Jordan Kitt’s Music, Target—Rockville, Zeke’s Coffee of DC


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