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.
Promotional support is provided by Dulles International and Reagan National Airports, The Armenian Mirror-Spectator, Armenian Weekly, Asbarez Daily, Capital Bikeshare, Comast, Destination DC, Latin Opinion Baltimore Newspaper, On Tap Magazine, Telemundo Washington DC, El Tiempo Hispano (MD-DE-PA), El Tiempo Latino, WAMU 88.5, Washington Blade, and Washington Informer.
In-kind program and technical support comes from Costco, Ernest Maier Block Company, Fabric Place Basement, Home Depot, Irving Wine & Spirits, KIND Snacks, King Arthur Flour, Meadow Farms, and Target.
Armenia: Creating Home
Armenia program partners include the Government of the Republic of Armenia; the Department of Contemporary Anthropological Studies at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography in the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia; the My Armenia Cultural Heritage Tourism Program, funded by USAID and implemented by the Smithsonian Institution; the U.S. Embassy in Armenia, and the Embassy of Armenia to the United States of America.
Catalonia: Tradition and Creativity from the Mediterranean
This program is co-produced with the Government of Catalonia’s Department of Popular Culture and Cultural Associations. Additional research and content support is made possible by Adifolk: the Association for the Diffusion of Folklife, and the Fira Mediterrània de Manresa. Major financial and administrative support is provided by the Institut Ramon Llull. Additional financial support is provided by the provincial governments of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona; the city councils of Caldes de Montbui, Igualada, and Valls; and by the Catalan Consortium for Craft and Grifols USA LLC.