Contact Alex Mallett at development@folk.org to build your sponsor package.


Sponsor packages are custom built to achieve your goals and can include custom branding, advertising, exhibiting, and activations. By bundling types of visibility into a combined presence, we give you the highest profile for your investment. 

Sponsor logo placement and recognition is dependent on the total sponsorship amount.

Bronze – $2500 – $4,999

Silver – $5,000 – $9,999

Gold – $10,000 – $14,999 

Platinum – $15,000 +

FAI’s Gold and Platinum sponsorship tiers include placement on the conference homepage and at the bottom of all conference-related emails.


Your logo on the most visible locations throughout the conference

Back of Badge $5000
Lanyards $4000
Tote Bags (Exclusive) $5000
Tote Bags (Non-Exclusive) $2000
Volunteer T-Shirts $3000
Wristbands $4000

International Folk Music Awards

The opening event of the conference, the International Folk Music Awards gather the largest group of attendees of any event during the conference to celebrate folk music’s industry luminaries and artists who have had outstanding achievements in the previous year. 

Lead Sponsor $7500
Individual Award Sponsorship (Clearwater, People’s Voice Award, Song of The Year, Album of the Year, Artist of The Year) $1500

Official Showcase

All official showcase acts are selected through the jury process. Sponsors can encourage acts that they want on their stage to apply and then select from those acts if they are awarded a showcase. FAI will list the sponsor’s logo in all instances related to their showcase and provide onsite signage. The sponsor has the option to emcee the stage.

Mainstage $4000
Premium Stage $3000
Regular Stage $2500



Sponsorship includes listing anywhere relevant in print, online, and onsite as well as the option to make remarks. Food is included in the reception cost. There will be a cash bar. 

Opening Reception  $6000
Official Evening Reception $4000
Closing Party $2500


Business Accelerator Lead Sponsor $4000
Business Accelerator – Agents $1500
Business Accelerator – Managers $1500
Meet The Folk DJs $1500

Panels and Webinars

FAI selectively offers panel and webinar sponsorships, aligning content with the sponsor’s expertise. Contact Alex Mallett development@folk.org for details.

Sample Packages

Bronze – $2500

Bronze Sponsor Listing – folkconference.org, onsite, conference program
Program Book – 1/2 page color
Pocket Guide – 1/2 page black and white
Regular Booth
2 registrations


Silver – $5000

Silver Sponsor Listing – program book, website, onsite signage
Regular Booth + Virtual Booth
Full-page program ad
Small Pocket Guide Ad
1 e-newsletter Ad
1 folk.org banner ad
Private Showcase Floor Elevator Skin
4 Conference Registrations


Gold / Platinum

Reach out to development@folk.org . These sponsorships are highly customized.