Event Sponsorship

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Events are central to connecting industry and community at the conference. Event sponsors raise the visibility of their organization, artists, or service while being inspired at showcases, networking at receptions and breakfasts, or celebrating peers at the International Folk Music Awards.

  Download the 2018 Sponsorship & Sales Packet here. Contact Alex Mallett at development@folk.org for details.

Baile An Salsa - photo by Jake Jacobson

Official Showcases

Sponsors choose artists for their stage from those accepted through the juried applications. FAI will provide stage signage with your logo for the night of your sponsorship.

Main Stage$3,000

Premium Stages$2,500

Regular Stages$2,000

Eliza Gilkyson, Kris Kristofferson, & Paula Cole - photo by James Dean

International Folk Music Awards

To be held this year at the historic Folly Theater, the IFMA show celebrates the legends, legacies, and luminaries of the global folk scene.

Title Sponsor$7,500

Opening Reception$5,000

Individual Best-Of Awards$1,500

Culture Ireland Reception - photo by Jayne Toohey

Additional Events

Evening Reception (Thurs – Sat)$4,000

Breakfast Sponsor (Thurs – Sat)$2,500

Closing Party Sponsor (Sun)$2,500

Mission Statement

The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community - traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional - through education, advocacy and performance.

Additional Conference Events

2019 FAI Conference

DATE: February 13-17, 2019

LOCATION:  Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, Canada

UPCOMING DEADLINES:  Early Bird member registration ends May 31, 2018