Sisters Folk Festival FAR-West Best of the West Award

The Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) awarded Sisters Folk Festival Inc. (SFF) the Organizational Achievement Award. FAR-West is a chapter of Folk Alliance International, who fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling and related performing arts in the U.S.
SFF grew from an annual folk festival into an arts organization that provides art and music education in the Sisters School District. With cuts to arts programming in many public schools, SFF has become a catalyst for arts offerings and integration, supporting professional development for teachers, as well as student enrichment and achievement.
In 2014, the organization restructured its leadership to better serve the community. Managing Director Ann Richardson joined Creative Director Brad Tisdel to ensure that the multi-faceted organization was structured for long-term success. “ We are honored to be recognized for this prestigious award. We work hard every day to ensure our programs provide creative and cultural opportunities for our youth and community. It’s nice to be recognized for the dedicated efforts of our board and staff,” said Richardson.
Tisdel is looking forward to attending the FAR-West Music Conference in October to receive the award.
Sisters Folk Festival is September 8-10.

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