National Council for the Traditional Arts

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National Council for the Traditional Arts
National Council for the Traditional Arts logo.gif
Abbreviation NCTA
Formation 1933
Type NPO
Headquarters Silver Spring, Maryland
Website http://www.ncta.net/

The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) is a private, non-profit arts organization based in the United States that promotes the traditional arts. It organizes the National Folk Festival.

It is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The National Council for the Traditional Arts page on the U.S. Department of State site states:

"The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) is a private, not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to the presentation and documentation of traditional arts in the United States. Founded in 1933, it is the nation's oldest producing and presenting organization with such a focus. Its programs celebrate and honor arts that are deeply rooted cultural expressions - music, crafts, stories and dance passed down through time by families, communities, tribal, ethnic and occupational groups. The NCTA stresses quality and authenticity in presenting traditional artists to the public in festivals, national and international tours, concerts, radio and television programs, films, recordings and other programs."[1]

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