A Culture Keeper, might be a traditional artist, who actively practices, passes on, and preserves the living cultural traditions of the cultural community to which s/he belongs and is then recognized and acknowledged as a culturekeeper by that group.
Maybe this is YOU!
Public Folklore people are keepers of tradition / traditional arts and folk heritage. Folklore and folklife are not about the long-ago and faraway but about the power of place and time and the dynamic creativity of traditional culture.
NOTHING IN CULTURE IS TRIVIAL
Crossing the "triviality barrier," will help you understand and explain why studying folklore is important, not just entertainment. Collaboration and cross pollination of ideas are the essence of artistic creation.
The "Triviality barrier" was coined by Brian Sutton-Smith in a 1970 article, "Psychology of Childlore" in _Western Folklore_.
This Public Folklife project is an open forum and resource for educators, parents and students to share their projects that deal with civic, academic, and cultural issues. Allow all citizens to document, investigate, present and sustain the folk, their issues and traditional arts across America.