The Latest News

February 2017

Highlights: Artist in Residence program, Executive Order letter, public tickets

Awards Announcement

Honoring our Folk Legends & Leaders

#FAI2017 Conference Weekly #3

Highlights: Events not to miss, regional meetings, mentor sessions, first-timer events

Distinguished Guests

Paula Cole, Kris Kristofferson, Eliza Gilkyson, Megan Mullally

#FAI2017 Conference Weekly #2

Highlights: Events for Artists, Activists, things to do with kids/families, first-timer events, outreach, silent auction

Green Folk

#FAI2017: A Green Conference

#FAI2017 Conference Weekly #1

Highlights: Music camp for delegates, border-crossing letters, registrant lists, outreach.

January 2017

Highlights: Kansas City Folk Festival lineup, International Folk Music Awards, collaborations.

FAI to honor Bruce Cockburn and Clearwater Festival

Bruce Cockburn to Receive People’s Voice Award, Clearwater Festival to Receive Eponymous Award

Values Statement

A series of belief statements to guide us as Folk Alliance International grows.

September 2016

Ani DiFranco joins FAI Conference

Ani DiFranco will attend FAI’s 2017 conference to deliver a special presentation on Friday, February 17 at noon.

December 2016

Highlights: Daytime panel schedule, Music Camp schedule, board election results, annual report.

November 2016

Highlights: Official Showcase Artists announced, Forbidden Folk, volunteering, FAI team profile.

September 2016

October 2016

Highlights: Music Camp, Kansas City Folk Festival, FAI team profile, regional elections.

September 2016

September 2016

Highlights: FAI on the road, FAI team profiles, conference flyer, scholarships, referral program.

August 2016

August 2016

Highlights: Wisdom of the Elders, ARTS Act S.2510, request for panel suggestions, staff profile, sales deck.

July 2016

July 2016

Highlights: FAI festival calendar, staff profile, call for volunteers, candidates for board elections, missing program books, lost board members.

June 2016

Highlights: Official Showcase applications open, staff profile, internships, FAI goes green, lost board members.

May 2016

Highlights: 2016 conference recap, 2017 deadlines, 2019 location annoucement, FAI board member receives award, staff profile, in-kind wish list.

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