The English Folk Dance and Song Society’s (EFDSS) international programme aims to help English folk artists present and promote their work overseas.
To date programme activities have included:
EFDSS is also a partner of the British Council’s Folk Nations project, the first stage of which was a creative residency in Kolkata for UK folk artists and traditional artists from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. More info
Our Douglas Kennedy International Fellowships allow us to support artists in their international development, from showcases, commissions and touring.
Recipients of the Douglas Kennedy International Fellowship include:
Read about future EFDSS showcases at trade festivals and conferences
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