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The Down East Friends of the Folk Arts!

DEFFA is a non-profit membership organization whose goal is to nurture and promote the living traditions of folk music and dance in Maine. DEFFA publishes a monthly newsletter with news, calendar listings, information, and other items of interest to the Maine folk art, music, and dance community. DEFFA also hosts the Annual Down East Country Dance Festival in March of each year, a weekend long celebration of traditional and not so traditional music, dancing, and fun! More about DEFFA


Help us create a new logo!

Help us create a new look to represent the DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts!

We are excited to announce that we are seeking submissions from artists interested in designing a new logo for our organization! We are searching for a design that will capture DEFFA’s unique spirit of energy, diversity, and sense of community. The logo will represent DEFFA on our website, in print and online marketing and promotional pieces, and on other related materials.

Design Guidelines: Word | PDF

Entry Form: Word | PDF

Searching for an editor

After 7½ years as DEFFA Newsletter Editor, Richard Green has passed along his resignation to the DEFFA Board. With much appreciation for the energy, effort, and dedication that he put into the Newsletter, the Board accepted.

DEFFA is now seeking 2 volunteers to assume the duties that Richard had been performing. As Editor, Richard compiled, organized and edited the event listings and advertisements which were then sent to Dugan for layout in the printed Newsletter. Along with that Richard kept the website updated.

Richard also kept the Database, keeping records of the membership and the advertising in the print Newsletter and on the website.

These are VOLUNTEER positions that require both people and computer skills. Please contact Pam Weeks,, if you or someone you know is interested. Please put “DEFFA volunteer” in the subject line.

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