The East European Folklife Center (EEFC) was established in 1982 through the love and dedication of a core group of musicians and dancers. Today, this ever-growing and expanding organization brings together an inclusive, celebratory, and welcoming global community of passionate amateurs and professionals, to respectfully share the richness and complexity of Balkan music, dance, and cultures.
Find out all about our annual East and West Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshops, affectionately known as Balkan Camp. Learn about the EEFC: how we are structured, how to become a contributor and where you might apply your expertise as a volunteer. Remember to subscribe to the EEFC email Newsletter and get monthly news delivered directly to your inbox.
We’re giddy with excitement in anticipation of our first in-person events since the 2019 Balkan Camps! As we move towards the summer of 2023 and the reestablishment of our beloved weeklong workshops, we’ve set up two fantastic weekend gatherings to be held in the New York City area in August and San Francisco in September of this year. Our East Coast event is done (and it was fantastic!), but West Coast BalkanFest is open for registration. Check out all the details and sign up here!
The EEFC Board of Directors is seeking three new Board members to join the Board beginning October 2022. Interested community members may either fill out an application or submit a nomination through August 21, 2022 (deadline extended!). Applications will be processed by the Nominating Committee and then passed on to the Board for their consideration. If you have the time, skill, and desire to give back to the community through Board service, we encourage you to apply! Qualifications and application forms are on the Board webpage, under the red Join the Board tab.