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People express and celebrate the rich diversity of cultural identities in Europe through folk and traditional music and associated performing arts.

In order to do that they need to know it, know about it and have access to it. Therefore:


The network exists to support the knowledge and practice of and access to the arts of tradition currently practised in Europe in their diverse forms and origins.
In order to do that the Network aims to:


To create opportunities for artists, organisers and audiences from European countries to meet, communicate and collaborate​​

​To advocate the importance of the arts of tradition in Europe.​​



  • An annual conference and other opportunities for members to meet and share interests and ideas


  • An information hub to enable mutual support and practical assistance between members


  • Practical partnerships: co-commissioning, creative projects, creating work together


  •  Fundraising and joint applications


  • Development programme of good practice, skills and opportunities for artists and organisers


  •  Policy and Advocacy


  • Point of presence and access for media


  • PR and media awareness for the sector

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