Scholarships

FAI offers first-timer artist & industry scholarships to attend the conference. In 2018, Folk Alliance awarded 146 first-timer scholarships. In addition, this year the Folk DJ community is offering the Gene Shay Folk DJ scholarship.

Industry Scholarships

  • Must be a current member of Folk Alliance International (anyone can become a member)
  • Must be a first-time attendee
  • Scholarship amounts are typically for a 100% conference registration discount (does not include travel or hotel)
  • Scholarships are awarded on a first-come basis
  • Scholarships awarded are based on the availability of funds (FAI welcomes donations to the Scholarships Fund)
Apply for an Industry Scholarship

Artist Scholarships

  • Must be a current member of Folk Alliance International (anyone can become a member)
  • Must be a first-time attendee
  • Only Official Showcase applicants may apply for an artist scholarship
  • Scholarship amounts can range from 50-100% conference registration discount (does not include travel or hotel)
  • Members of a group must apply individually
  • Scholarships are awarded on a first-come basis
  • Scholarships awarded are based on the availability of funds (FAI welcomes donations to the Scholarships Fund)

Artist scholarship applications will close on September 30, 2018.

Apply for an Artist Scholarship