Event Sponsorship

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 Awards Gala.

Contact Alex Mallett at development@folk.org for details.

Keynote Speaker - Billy Bragg

Keynote Speaker

One of the highlights of the conference$3,000 is the annual Keynote presentation. 2017’s speaker is iconic UK artist and activist Billy Bragg. Sponsor receives logo placement on main stage, Program Book listing, and verbal recognition from the stage.

Amy Speace - photo by Jake Jacobson

Official Showcases

The key conference event where juried artists play to industry professionals, presenters, and their peers. As a stage sponsor you will be listed in the Program Book with the option to emcee the stage. FAI will provide a custom vertical standing banner with your logo for the night of your sponsorship.

Official Showcase - Main Stage$3,000

Official Showcase - Premium Stages$2,500

Official Showcase - Regular Stages$2,000

Awards Gala - photo by Neale Eckstein

Awards Gala

Presented in the main ballroom after the opening night reception, FAI’s member-voted awards celebrate lifetime achievement, community leaders and legends, un-sung heroes and rising talent. This is the premier global presentation of Folk Music industry awards.

Awards Gala - Title Sponsor$5,000

Awards Gala - Individual Awards, Presenting$1,500

Reception - photo by Neale Eckstein


Receptions provide high-level exposure to a maximum number of delegates. Sponsors receive branding, Program Book listing, and a short speaking opportunity.

Evening Reception (Wednesday thru Saturday)$4,000

Annual General Meeting - photo by Jake Jacobson


Sponsoring a morning breakfast presents a unique opportunity for networking and brand placement. Your logo is listed in the Program Book, verbal recognition is provided, and FAI provides banner placement.

Breakfast Sponsor (Wednesday thru Saturday)$2,500

Closing Party - photo by Neale Eckstein

Closing Party

The final event of the conference at an offsite venue with live entertainment. Price includes branding, listing in the Program Book, and a short speech to attendees.

Closing Party (non-exclusive, 3 sponsors max)$3,000

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

2017 FAI Conference

DATE: February 15-19, 2017

LOCATION: Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City, MO, USA