Be a Friend
Being a friend is more than a membership.
As a friend, you can help support the society’s work and help promote the material in the Helen Creighton Collection.
Contact us and we can add you to our Friends list. We do not share our lists with anyone.
As a Friend there are many ways to help so please scroll down to find the ways that work for you.
Support Helen’s work and help honour the informants who provided material for the Creighton Collection:
Be a Performer: learn and practise the songs and stories from the Helen Creighton Folklife Collection or CD’s, Online Downloads and perform them in public. The songs and stories can be adapted to your own versions while giving credit to their source.
Be a Presenter: research and learn about Helen’s work, and present workshops on topics such as oral history collecting, oral storytelling, songs and ballads, folklore workshops. There are lots of resources for Helen Creighton and her collection on our webpage. There are experts for guidance on the Board of Directors too.
Be a Researcher or Project Coordinator: the Grants-In-Aid program can provide limited financial assistance for folk related projects in Atlantic Canada. See our GIA program page for details.
Be a Collector: Helen Creighton was a folklorist and collector in the oral tradition. You can also follow Helen’s example by collecting stories or songs from your family or community. The Society can provide information and resources on how-to-collect stories.
Support the Society and its programs:
Volunteer on a one time or a continuous basis:
- Assist with a committee
- Share a skill or talent, such as, baking, or performing or helping to organize events.
- Assist with research, as needed
- Assist with technology tools, such as: Apps, Social Media, or website.
- Apply for positions on the Board of Directors
Propose a partnership with another organization or individual for an event, workshop, project, etc… which will benefit the society or Helen’s work.
With sufficient notice, proposals will be reviewed by the Board of Directors.
The Society is seeking a variety of partnerships including BIPOC and cultural organizations.
The Society is always open to ideas, events, partnerships for fundraising in order to continue or expand its activities and Helen’s work.
You can help us by assisting with promotion via:
- Social media (without flooding anyone’s feed)
- Word of mouth to friends, family, neighbours
- Other organizations (with their permission)
Be a Folk Detective
Keep a watch for Helen Creighton material being used in performances, song books, theatre, articles, concerts, etc….
Inform the Society so we can keep track of the number of ways the Creighton Collection is being used, and maybe list it on our website.
Be an Audience Member or Follower
- Attend programs and events
- Follow us on Facebook
- Share and use our website
- Share info on our activities or participate in our activities, such as, Grants-In-Aid, Ghost Story Writing Contest, Provincial Music Festivals Awards, WTF: What the Folk open mic (when WTF is active again), etc…
Consider a monetary donation to the Helen Creighton Folklore Society.
Here are the ways to donate:
Nova Scotia Community Foundation: The gift that keeps on giving and growing. Donations to the Helen Creighton endowment fund provide long term funding support. The Society receives annual percentage amounts from this fund.
E–transfer: Fill out the contact form and we will get back to you with an email address.
Cheque: Helen Creighton Folklore Society
Mail to: Helen Creighton Folklore Society
c/o “Evergreen House”
Dartmouth Heritage Museum
26 Newcastle Street,
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Society relies on donations to help maintain programs and to expand programming.
The Society’s Mandate:
The mandate of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society is to encourage and promote work that reflects the diverse folk culture of the Maritimes as exemplified by the work begun by Dr. Helen Creighton.
We rely on monetary donations to help maintain programs and to expand our programming.
Here are the ways you can support the Society and its work by monetary donation:
Community Foundation of Nova Scotia: the gift that keeps on giving and growing. Donations to the Helen Creighton endowment fund provide long term funding support. The Society receives annual percentage amounts from this fund.
E-transfer: Fill out the contact form and we will get back to you with an email address.
Helen Creighton Folklore Society
c/o Evergreen House/
Dartmouth Heritage Museum
26 Newcastle Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2Y 3M5
The Helen Creighton Folklore Society is a registered charity.
Tax Receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more.
Thank you for your support.