Our approach is from kitchen table up, not from the orchestra down.
In 1987, 10 passionate individuals initiated a small, rural folk festival for 800 devotees of traditional folk music.
This grassroots event became the Queensland Folk Federation (QFF); an innovative art
organization that sought to preserve and promote folk culture and inspire individuals and communities to engage in artistic and cultural expression.
Woodfordia Inc engages 68,000 people each year in 4 experiential learning modes that promote
Promotion of ICH
Woodfordia Inc’s entire reason for being is to transmit, promote and safeguard ICH. Our 500 Year Plan is a conceptual framework upon which all goals,
policies plan, programs and implementation are based. These structures integrate ICH into content, action and organizational culture.
They codify our fundamental mission and ethos; to safeguard and promote the spirit of folk culture, traditions and Lore. They promote continual recognition of the function and relevance of ICH in Australian society, and the adoption, adaptation and enactment of ICH by Australians. Transmission activities also promote the safeguarding of ICH.
These mechanisms purposively promote ‘ownership’ Intrinsically motivated participants make empowered, sustainable guardians of ICH.
Woodfordia Inc is acknowledged for excellence in building cooperation between artists, audiences, volunteers,
advocates and investors who desire to safeguard ICH relating to the arts. Regional, national and international co-operation is evidenced by:
• Eighteen-year relationship with the Jinibara People.
• Cultural/creative partnerships with First Nations People. Australian First Nations ICH (traditional and contemporary) is extensively featured in WINC events.
• Number of international and domestic artists from non-English speaking backgrounds