Freyda’s Hands was formed in 2010 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide opportunities for traditional folk musicians and other performing artists to collaborate across genres, and to educate the public about traditional performing folk arts and the collaborative process.
Our goals include:
- Sponsoring workshops, residencies, public performances, and the creation of new works;
- Creating and distributing documentation through film, audio recordings, and other media outlets;
- Facilitating artist networking.
Our vision is to give young people first-hand knowledge that making music and creating art is an everyday part of life. We think it’s worth giving the time it takes to collaborate on making music/art by hand. In our vision, experienced artists enjoy opportunities to develop their collaborative skills and to pass on their knowledge: in depth to budding artists, and in breadth to the general public. We value tradition and innovation, intergenerational sharing, open participation and striving for excellence.