Apply for a Scholarship to the Conference

Each year, we offer first-timer artist and industry scholarships to attend the conference. For our January 2020 conference in New Orleans, we awarded 250 first-timer scholarships!

Artist Scholarships

  • Must be a current member of Folk Alliance International (anyone can become a member)
  • Must be fully vaccinated as is required for all conference registrants. 
  • Must be a first-time attendee for an in-person conference (if Folk Unlocked was your first conference, you still qualify!)
  • Only Official Showcase applicants may apply for an artist scholarship
  • Scholarship amounts can range from 50-100% conference registration discount (does not include travel or hotel)
  • Members of a group must apply individually
  • Scholarships awarded are based on the availability of funds (FAI welcomes donations to the Scholarships Fund)
  • Question on the application include the following: Have you attended any other music conferences or professional development seminars? If so, please describe your experience; What is your motivation for attending the conference? Do you have any industry needs?; and, What skills are you trying to develop or improve while attending the conference? How will the conference help advance your career?  
  • Artists will be notified of their scholarship by early November 2022
  • The Artist Scholarship Application form will close October 25, 2021

 

Industry Scholarships

  • Must be a current member of Folk Alliance International (anyone can become a member)
  • Must be fully vaccinated as is required for all conference registrants. 
  • Must be a first-time attendee for an in-person conference (if Folk Unlocked was your first conference, you still qualify!)
  • Scholarship amounts are typically for a 100% conference registration discount (does not include travel or hotel)
  • Scholarships are awarded on a first-come basis
  • Scholarships awarded are based on the availability of funds (FAI welcomes donations to the Scholarships Fund)
  • Questions on the application include the following: Have you attended any other music conferences or professional development seminars? If so, please describe your experience; Briefly describe yourself or your company.; Briefly describe how attending the conference will be beneficial and what you want to accomplish; and, List the last 5-10 artists you have booked, worked with, and/or represented. 
  • Recipients are notified twice monthly starting in September.
  • The Industry Scholarship Application form will close on February 4, 2022