Folk Alliance International (FAI)

Founded: 1989 | Member: 2019

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's network now includes more than 3,000 members: a worldwide community of artists, record companies, publishers, presenters, managers, and arts administrators.

Enhancing folk music networks and creating development opportunities for cultural sector entrepreneurs is the foundation of FAI's work. From its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, FAI produces the world's largest conference for the folk music industry, the international Folk Music Awards, the Louis Jay Meyers Music Camp,  the Folk in the Schools and Artist in Residence programs, community outreach, and the Kansas City Folk Festival.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of FAI.

Folk Alliance International (FAI)

601 Avenida Cesar E Chavez, Suite 100
Kansas City, Missouri

T: 816-221-3655