DEFFA - The Down East Friends of the Folk Arts
DEFFA is a non-profit membership organization whose goal is to promote traditional music and dance and the folk arts. The organization produces a monthly newsletter containing event listings, news, articles, musical and dance transcriptions, and other items of interest to its members, and organizes the annual DEFFA Dance Festival, a weekend long celebration of traditional and folk music, dance, and fellowship held each spring. In addition, DEFFA sponsors special music and dance events and instructional and educational opportunities which support its goal
DEFFA duties and responsibilities are assigned to Board which is elected each year. The Board contains officers and committee members and meets once per month to discuss business and give committee updates. An annual meeting is held each year to elect officers and discuss goals and priorities of the organization.
The structure and operating procedures are defined in the DEFFA bylaws.