The FRC is a non-governmental organization established in 1973 to:
Serve as a repository for Cultural Heritage;
Serve as a vehicle for research, study, recording and promulgating Saint Lucia’s rich heritage.
FRC was registered as a not-for-profit company in 1985 and has sought to promote the role of folk arts as a vehicle for change and to illustrate the development potential of our cultural heritage particularly in the of education and economic development .
FRC houses an extensive library of audio visual recordings and photographs and is the major study centre for work carried out into St. Lucia’s folk culture by both nationals and visiting researchers, including students.
The main objectives of the Folk Research Centre are:
-To promote research into Saint Lucia’s culture;
-To explore and clarify the role of culture in the development of Saint Lucia and Saint Lucians;
-To contribute to the cultural development of Saint Lucians.
A strategic Plan was established in 2012 for the triennium 2012 – 2015. The plan embodied the thoughts of the Board of Management and Staff of FRC on the way forward for the organization.
The process of strategic planning is an ongoing exercise aimed at facilitating constant review particularly when prevailing conditions necessitate changes in policy.
It is hoped that Saturday’s review will be the beginning of a continuous process that will guide the Folk Research Centre in its quest to define strategic imperatives pursuant to the provisions of its Memorandum of Association.