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Showcase Applications Now Open!

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2017 Official Showcase Applications Now Open!
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Calling all artists... it's time to apply!

2017 Folk Alliance International Conference:

Forbidden Folk - Celebrating Activism in Art

FAI’s 29th annual conference is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music community and industry, featuring 200 official showcases and 2,500 delegates. Taking place from February 15-19, 2017, in Kansas City, MO, it is an event where musicians come to build career momentum through performance, professional development, and networking with presenters, agents, managers, labels, and media. It is also a place of creative fellowship and community.
Applications are available online until October 3, 2016, at:

All applications will be reviewed according to their country of residence (U.S., Canada, or International) by an anonymous 5-member jury of industry experts.
The cost per artist submission is $30 until July 31, 2016, and then increases to $40. Artists who are FAI members receive a 50% discount off the application fee. Official Showcase results will be announced October 31, 2016.

Join us for the next stage of your career, the world awaits.
BE PART of our global community.

Discounted conference registrations are open here.  
Discounted hotel reservations can be made here.

Deadlines for 2017 Conference

June 1, 2016 - NEW earlier date - Registration Launch Date

June 15, 2016 - NEW earlier date - Official Showcase Applications Open

August 31, 2016 - NEW earlier date - Early Bird Prices End

September 1, 2016 - Scholarship Applications Open

October 3, 2016 - Official Showcase Applications Due

October 31, 2016 - Official Showcase Artists Announced

November 30, 2016 - NEW earlier date - Fall Registration Rate Ends

January 31, 2017 - NEW earlier date - Winter Registration Rate Ends

February 1, 2017 - NEW FINAL RATE - Final Registration Rate Starts


Click HERE for a list of all deadlines.

Contact Us: Folk Alliance International, 509 Delaware #101, Kansas City MO 64105

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