FOLKUS is the Folk Arts Network of the North West: a folk arts organisation founded by enthusiasts to celebrate, support, and build upon the continuing vitality of traditional and contemporary folk music, song and dance within the North West region.
To meet this objective Folkus is receiving grant aid from the Arts Council of England and Lancashire County Council.
FOLKUS holds workshops in Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria. FOLKUS also provides tutors for festivals and offers FOLKUS expertise to groups setting up their own musical making events. People attending FOLKUS workshops get the opportunity to meet other like minded musicians, play, chat, look, listen and enjoy the activities in a friendly atmosphere.