Folk Alliance International Conference
The Folk Alliance International Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Hip-Hop, Indigenous, Latin, Old Time, Traditional, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, and Zydeco).
An International Conference
The annual February conference (now in its 31st year) draws 2,900 artists and industry (agents, managers, publishers, labels, festival/venue presenters, promoters, media) dedicated to folk music. Delegates who attended the 2019 conference represented 48 countries (based on registrant data, Official Showcase application data, and survey responses), including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Navajo Nation U.S., Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Scotland, Senegal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Democratic Republic of Congo, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Wales.
Learn more about our 2019 conference here.
About Folk Alliance International
Folk Alliance International (FAI) was founded in 1989 to connect folk music leaders aiming to sustain the community and genre. The leading international voice for folk music, FAI is a 30-year-old arts nonprofit based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The organization’s expanded global network now includes more than 3,000 members, a worldwide community of cultural sector entrepreneurs and leaders that includes artists, record companies, publishers, presenters, agents, managers, arts administrators, diplomats, and more.
Folk Alliance International’s mission is to serve, strengthen, and engage the global folk music community through preservation, presentation, and promotion.