We produce and support vibrant programs and events for the general public including festivals, workshops, concerts, and exhibitions.

Cultural festivals possess a unique power to showcase diverse cultural traditions, revitalize communities, generate a deeply felt shared sense of connection and fellowship among attendees, and stimulate economic development. CCV partners with festivals large and small to introduce audiences to a wide range of cultures in which they have likely not been previously exposed, thus helping forge new opportunities that bridge divides and engender greater cross-cultural understanding, empathy, and appreciation.

CCV staff members have more than 40 years of experience curating large-scale festivals. We partner with established festivals to aid  in curatorial decision making as well as work with communities interested in launching new festivals and events.

Our Festival Partners:

Luz Lopez demonstrates traditional Mexican cooking at the Richmond Folk Festival. Photo by Pat Jarrett/The Virginia Folklife Program.