Founded in 2000, the Americana Project is an innovative music and arts education program with broad community outreach. It is a collaboration between Sisters Folk Festival, Creative Educational Resources, and the Sisters School District.
Young people in Sisters are mentored by national, regional and local guest artists. Insight is shared on the creative process, life as an artist, as a touring musician, and everything in between from the business practices in the arts to job opportunities well beyond Sisters.
From 2014-2019, with support from the Oregon Community Foundation and as a collaboration with the Sisters School District, SFF successfully implemented “Studio to School” a 5-year music and arts education initiative to provide consistent, equitable and high-quality visual art and music education programming for all students k-8.
The Americana Project inspires youth to explore insight, skills and experience in the creative process and creativity, develop critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and higher-level thinking through the arts and music education.