This year’s theme, #forwardwithfolk, embraces our movement forward in adapting to a changing world while still showcasing past conference traditions such as the Venue’s Choice Concert, FAR-West Teaches (Panels), Guerrilla Showcases, and awards for the Best of The West, while introducing Campfires, Community Spotlights, Peer Sessions, and a Special Humanitarian Honoree.
JUST PUBLISHED Today! Monday, August 23rd
Excerpt: “I spent the last year and a half ironically traveling a great deal. After the quarantine was mostly lifted, I found that I was compelled out the door, on a journey of a little bit of searching for something, and a little bit of just getting away. What I found was surprising to me.”
Continue Reading: https://far-west.org/lockdown-lemonade-44-by-jennifer-leonhardt/
Lockdown Lemonade is FAR-West’s response to the dramatic and drastic shifts of 2020’s global health and economic crises. Lockdown Lemonade is a look at the bright side. With this collection of flash creative nonfiction, brief personal essays, recollections, and musings from members of our community, we hope to shine a light on the best things that can and have come out of the most challenging of times. This column will continue on a weekly basis and postings will be released at 10 AM Pacific every Monday, so watch for them! For guidelines and submission details, please contact Julie Zipperer at julieZ@far-west.org or Marlynn Block at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be posted based on approval from the Lockdown Lemonade Committee.
Featuring Kristen Grainger, Bre Gregg, Shireen Amini,
FAR-West Community Spotlight Archives/Playlist
Read about our Community Spotlight series
To submit your organization, venue, or genre
please email Jeanette Lundgren at Jeanette@far-west.org
and/or Julie Zipperer at Juliez@far-west.org
Direct link to the archives of all previous FAR-West Teaches classes
“Stream Now, No Waiting” Parts 1, 2 & 3, with Dan Navarro
“Polishing Your Live Streaming Act: A Music Performance Master Class” with Vicki Green
“Make a Song Your Own” Master Class with Laura Zucker
“Demystifying the Mandolin for Guitar Players (or anyone who is mandolin-curious)” with Mike Mullins
“Virtual Teaching for Success” featuring Laurel Thomsen and hosted by Susie Glaze
“Guitar Orchestration ~ Arranging a Song for One Voice, One Guitar” featuring James Lee Stanley, Laurence Juber and Rick Ruskin
“DIY Video ~ Tips for Home Studio Video” featuring Natalie Gelman, Kris Angelis and Abby Posner, moderated by Celia Chavez
Founded in 2002, Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West), the western regional chapter of Folk Alliance International, fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary, and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling, and related performing arts in the western region of the USA (California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii) and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, and Northwest Territories.
The 18th Annual FAR-West Conference, #forwardwithfolk, takes place on October 14-16 and will be entirely virtual this year. Visit FAR-West.org to learn more, to register for the conference, or to follow us online on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.