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Applications for performers at Folk Alliance International 2020 open


Official Showcase applications for Folk Alliance International 2020 are open! FAI will be held January 20 to 26 in New Orleans Louisiana. Apply now to connect with over 2900 music professionals, including presenters, managers, agents, and labels. 

“One of the most unique and amazing conferences to experience folk music. Performers, educated audiences, music professionals are all enchanted by new and traditional music.” Judy Collins, Grammy Award winner.

Read about our joyous experience at Folk Alliance International 2018 HERE

Yirrmal’s Official FAI Showcase – photo: LTTL

Official Showcase Deadlines Pricing (all pricing in USD)*:

May 1 – 31: $12.50 (FAI Members) / $25.00 (non-members)
June 1 – 15: $25.00 (FAI members) / $50.00 (non-members)

July 15, 5 pm US Central Time: Applications close earlier due to January conference date 

August 26: Applicants notified
September 5: Official Showcase Artists announced publicly
September 23: Official Showcase Artists schedule announced

*Official Showcase application fees are non-refundable

Official Showcases feature 180 jury-selected, tour-ready musicians representing diverse cultures, languages, and sound. These 30-minute sets are performed on full production stages at the conference. In a commitment to more equitably represent the folk community, FAI has pledged to achieve a 50/50 gender balance in programming across all stages.

To play an Official Showcase, performers must apply before the deadline and await approval by a board of jurors. Official Showcases are not awarded more than two years in a row. FAI saw a record number of Official Showcase applicants for the 2019 conference; over 1,000 applications were submitted (a 30% increase from 2018). Artists who receive an Official Showcase may also submit a song for the conference Official Showcase Compilation CD

For more information click here.

Applications for performers at Folk Alliance International 2020 open

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Author: Rob Dickens

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