Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) is the West-coast regional arm of Folk Alliance International. FAR-West is a 501(c)3 non profit organization incorporated in the State of California in 2003. The organization is run entirely by volunteers; there are no paid staff members.
FAR-West exists to foster and promote traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance and related performing arts in the Western states. The primary way we meet this mission is to present our annual FAR-West Conference each fall, one of many regional Folk Alliance Conferences.
The annual FAR-West conference provides a three-day, music-filled weekend for the folk and acoustic music community to unite, exchange songs and ideas, re-charge and do business.
The goal of FAR-West is to strengthen the folk and acoustic music community and facilitate networking, with a program that includes educational panels, workshops and master classes, a contra and other dance events, interaction within our community and juried artist showcases as well as private showcases in which concert programmers, venue presenters, house concert hosts and radio programmers can experience the live performances of a wide variety of prospective artists.
Please explore our Web site to find out more about this year's conference and how you can get involved. Our FAQ is a great place to begin.
Steve Dulson, president
Folk Alliance-Region West
|For more info take a look at:||FAR-West FAQ||How to make the Conference Work for You
(First Timer's Handbook)
|Links to: Other FAR-West Sites|