#TheShowMustBePaused

Dear FAR-West Family,  The FAR-West board stands in solidarity with Folk Alliance International and all people in our community affected by current events and the long history leading up to them. We urge you, our members, and friends to join in a day of learning and reflection. Please see the FAI message below. Stay safe.  Carey Appel […]

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Announcement from the FAR-West Board

The FAR-West Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Reese Tanimura to our Board, effective immediately, to fill an open term that expires in 2022. In addition to being a musician, Reese is the Managing Director of Northwest Folklife, a Seattle-based cultural arts and heritage organization, whose mission is: “To create opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate […]

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FAR-West 2020 Postponed

After much consideration, the FAR-West Board has come to the very difficult decision to postpone the 2020 conference in San Jose. Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our membership. At this time the Covid-19  risks, the restrictions in California, and multiple barriers to travel make it difficult for us to see […]

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Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday and every day afterwards, please think about donating to assist musicians and participants in all other arts in the struggle to survive, thrive and create. In this time of much danger, and need – musicians, writers, artists, dancers and creators of every other description are the shining lights to help lead us […]

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Updates and Reminders: April 3rd, 2020

Hello to our FAR-West family! We wanted to send you an update and some reminders! Update: No, our registration is not yet live.  We met a couple of problems in the recreation of our new registration site, so we are delaying early bird registration and hope to go live on May 5th.  Celebrate Cinco de May0 by registering […]

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We’re not quite there yet…

Almost … but not quite there. Registration: The new Cvent registration system is now built and currently going through testing. Barring any further difficulties, early bird registration should go live before the end of March. When it is ready to go, you will receive another post alerting you. FAR-West Cancellation Policy: As stated above, Registration […]

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