MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is accepting applications from folk artists interested in participating in the second annual U.P. Folklife Festival. Applications and supporting materials are due by Friday, Dec. 12.

The festival will be held March 12-22 at NMU. It will feature folk artisans, musicians and storytellers representing the Upper Peninsula’s diverse cultural, ethnic and artistic traditions. The selected presenters will receive an honorarium for their participation in the festival and also hotel accommodations. 

            The 2009 festival will be structured differently than the inaugural event last spring. There will be an opening concert and celebration on March 12 and some evening events the following week, culminating in a full weekend of demonstrations, dancing and workshops will March 20-22.

To apply to be a presenter at the U.P. Folklife Festival, download the application from the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Web site (www.nmu.edu/beaumier), e-mail the center at heritage@nmu.edu or call 906-227-1219. 

Prepared By
News Director
November 26, 2008