Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) is the western regional affiliate of Folk Alliance International including in the USA: California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii, and in Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories. FAR-West's ongoing mission (since 2002) is to foster and promote traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling and related performing arts in the West.
Our regional conference, open to artists, presenters and music supporters. welcomes a wide variety of styles, levels and disciplines, encouraging musical and cultural diversity and excellence. We are building a stronger folk community for all ages and we encourage you to join us as we share our performances, educational opportunities and more!
Want to get involved? Please explore our website to find out more about our activities, conferences and how you can get involved. Also check the Folk Alliance pages to see what other benefits members can access. Click on these links to view documents that tell about FAR-West's History and Bylaws.
LISTEN: Click on the Player below to hear songs and stories from artists attending FAR-West 2018 in Woodland Hills, CA. As artists register and submit their music, it will be added to the Player for the 2018 conference.