The Fund for Folk Culture requests $86,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts over two years to provide communication services to the field of folk arts and traditional culture. The target "field" for these services includes organizations and specialists who bring diverse cultural, social, economic and environmental perspectives to folk arts and culture services and programming. FFC services will meet the following goals: 1) stimulate dialogue and open communication channels among diverse sets of partners who contribute to an understanding of the role of folk arts and traditional culture in strengthening the cultural health of communities; 2) encourage grass-roots cultural leaders and non-profit organizations to become more successfully integrated into diverse networks of support and 3) disseminate lessons that encourage the Inclusion of folk cultural approaches and perspectives In culture and community building efforts. Goals will be achieved In two primary ways: 1) the development of the FFC's website Into a full-service site that includes listservs, online workshops, a quarterly e-zine, search engine, and resource directories and links which focus upon topics related to culture and community; and 2) the presentation of workshops at several regional and national conferences to promote the website and foster better communication among related fields of Interest. Elizabeth Peterson, FFCs Program Director, will coordinate the initiative.