July 2013

Thoughts on Setting Artistic Direction

Every fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs would like to take a crack at managing the team – selecting the players, making the trades and determining what kind of team hits the ice. The same holds true for a lot of people who attend folk...

Peace Sign and Enduring Symbol at Folk Festivals

The modern peace sign was originally designed in the late 1950s as the logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. It was adopted more broadly as a symbol of peace by anti-war activists in the United States and elsewhere during the 1960s, at time when...

Funders Help Us Put On A Great Festival

Have you ever wondered what it takes to put on a festival as large and complex as Mariposa? For one thing, it takes substantial financial resources, and that’s where our funders come in. Ticket sales revenue represents less than 40% of the cost of producing Mariposa...