Folk Alliance International (FAI) is an international arts nonprofit and NEA-designated National Arts Service Organization based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Including FAR-West (Folk Alliance Region-West), FAI has five regional affiliates in North America and one global affiliate. These affiliate organizations represent FAI’s members in their respective regions, and operate with their own boards, producing their own year-round content and annual events.
FAI provides consolidated services for the regions by administering annual elections, previewing bylaw changes, and ensuring all PRO licensing fees are covered. Most of the regions are covered by FAI’s IRS Group Exemption program through which they can issue tax receipts.
FAI hosts an annual Regional Leaders’ Retreat for planning and training purposes, and each region holds a member’s meeting during FAI’s annual conference.
Members of FAI receive discounts to attend regional events, have a right to vote in their own regional elections, and can serve on the board. Click the boxes below for links to their respective websites.