folk practice academy


Folk Practice Academy is an institute for folk music

and other folk arts in contemporary practice.


Workshop with a fiddle master
Workshop with a fiddle master

Folk Practice Academy, located in Ronneby, Sweden, is a center for traditional music practitioners around the Baltic Sea. Together with our colleagues in Estonia and Poland we conduct collaborative international projects.

Our approach is that…

…folk music is not only a noun, but also a verb forming an ongoing process.

…practicing traditional arts means detecting and formulating identity. This will highlight common identity, common understanding and common communication.

…highlighting a Baltic identity is the foundation for exchange and networking as well as business and social development.

…the practice of traditional arts opens up for understanding present, former and future practices.

…learning about other cultures is about looking for similarities, not differences.

The Academy is operated by the non governmental organisation Folk Practice Academy.

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