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 – $2,500 – $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 $5,000
Lanyards $4,000
Wristbands $4,000
Volunteer T-Shirts $3,000
Instrument Check $2,500
App Lead Sponsorship $2,000

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. 


Title Sponsorship $7,500
Clearwater Award Sponsorship $1,500
People’s Voice Award Sponsorship $1,500
Song, Artist, or Album of the Year Award Sponsorship $1,500


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.


Official Showcase Sponsorship – Main Stage $4,000
Official Showcase Sponsorship – Premium Stage $3,000
Official Showcase Sponsorship – Regular Stage $2,500
Private Showcase Sponsorship – Premium Turnkey Room $1,200


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  $6,000
Official Evening Reception $4,000
Regional Breakfast $2,500

Private Reception or Event
(Cost does not include food.)



Events within FAI serve as an introduction to your brand and a great way to get to know our community.


Networking Sessions Sponsorship
(Online or In-person)
Closing Party Sponsorship $2,500
Sponsored Panel $2,000
Sponsored Webinar $2,000
Meet the Folk DJs Sponsorship $1,500