As most of you know, the music industry has taken a huge hit in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Event cancelations have had a ripple effect throughout the entire community, causing loss of income for artists, festivals, venues, managers, agents, and more. In response to this crisis, Folk Alliance International has launched The Village Fund, a grant program supporting folk artists and industry in need — but they need your help!

Funding for the grants has come from public performance tickets from the Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference, cash directly from FAI’s reserve, and community donations.

To make sure that these important grants can continue to be distributed, please consider making a donation! Each grant is $500, but any amount helps and goes directly toward ensuring the future of the folk music community.

If you are an independent folk artist or industry professional, click on “Apply”. Applications for the second round close on November 30! 

Don’t miss your chance to apply for The Village Fund, the grant program that supports independent folk artists and industry professionals. In July, FAI distributed 50 grants of $500.
Applications for the second round close on November 30! Grants will be distributed by mid-December.