(Waynesville, NC)- Folkmoot USA, residence to North Carolina’s Official Worldwide Folks Competition, welcomes Evan Hatch as the brand new Government Director to guide the non-profit group that embraces various cultures by way of music and dance.
Folkmoot’s Board of Administrators imagine Evan will succeed on this function due to his superior expertise with over 17 years as a folklorist, advocating for the facility and dynamics of vernacular artwork, producing folklore occasions, and conducting fieldwork interviews.
Elizabeth Teague, Folkmoot Board President, says “Evan actually brings a wealth of expertise to Folkmoot. The Board was most excited, nevertheless, by his enthusiasm and real ardour for the people arts. He understood instantly the Board’s imaginative and prescient and Folkmoot’s organizational potential to serve western North Carolina.”
Evan can also be the founding father of the Narrate Undertaking, an oral historical past consulting group. Evan holds a BA in American Research from UNC–Chapel Hill and an MA in Southern Research from Ole Miss. He’s a member of the nationwide Oral Historical past Affiliation and an alum of UNC’s Launch Chapel Hill small enterprise accelerator. Evan additionally produced a Grammy-winning CD of historic collected songs and gospel artists. In his spare time, he loves cooking, tenting, studying, movies, and documentary pictures.
“I really feel just like the luckiest particular person on this planet,” mentioned Hatch of his new place. “I get to reside and work in essentially the most lovely city within the Smoky Mountains. I get to serve below a visionary Board of Administrators. And I get to guide a storied and revered folks arts group in its mission to serve each member of our group and to assist maintain a inventive, arts-based economic system.”
Folkmoot is a nonprofit 501(c)3 group that fosters the vibrancy of many cultures into one group. Folkmoot applications are based mostly on cultural trade and are designed to construct world relationships, foster cultural understanding, and develop group prosperity.