Interested in gaining access to a diverse audience of approximately 250,000 attendees?  Become a sponsor of the Northwest Folklife Festival and be a part of the largest free cultural arts and music Festival in North America!
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Volunteers are an essential part of the Northwest Folklife Festival! Every year, nearly 800 volunteers staff our entrances, information booths, registration and more to make sure we have the most welcoming community arts Festival in the city.

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You can help make it possible for our small non-profit arts organization to produce the largest community-powered arts festival in the United States at no direct cost to the community. Your tax-deductible donation also supports educational programs and events, our Roots and Branches recording series, and other general expenses.
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Northwest Folklife is no longer accepting applications for the 2014 Festival. If you would like to apply for 2015 or need more information visit the Performer Application Page.

Street performers need not apply, but must adhere to the Street Performer Rules.