Get Involved

There are many ways for you to get involved with Our Big Neighborhood!


Are you or your organization interested in participating with a performance, workshop, or hands-on activity? If so, let’s chat! Click on the links below to apply for the 2020 Our Big Neighborhood Program. These applications are for all OBN events for the 2020 year and if there is a particular event you are interested in, please let us know in the application. We’ll keep your application on file throughout the year as many events and opportunities for participation will arise. For any specific questions, contact us at


Northwest Folklife is a community-powered and funded non-profit organization, creating opportunities for folks of all ages to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest. Your donations make our programs possible and help us keep the magic of Folklife alive. Thank you!


Be part of the magic! Volunteers receive hands-on experience with event operations, get to engage with families and can put their time towards community service requirements for schools. Please read our Volunteer Code of Conduct prior to volunteering. Thank you!

Movin’ Around the World: Winter Volunteering

We are currently seeking volunteers for our next Our Big Neighborhood event, Movin’ Around the World: Spring (April 13 – 19, 2020)!


Share Your Message With Our Northwest Family-Friendly Audience!

Northwest Folklife provides a great opportunity to advertisers to tap into the family community of the Northwest through online opportunities. For more information email


For Media Sponsorship inquiries, please contact Gaylynn at


Connect With A Unique, Northwest Family-Friendly Audience at Our Big Neighborhood

A wonderful place to connect and be seen, your sponsorship not only supports Northwest Folklife’s mission and vision to strengthen our communities through arts and culture, but it provides your brand a platform to tell its story and connect with a vibrant, niche family audience.

Northwest Folklife offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities and we’d love to talk with you about them. Some opportunities include: 

  • Stage Naming Rights
  • Workshop Naming Rights
  • Stage Announcements
  • Digital Recognition Package (including social media, eNewsletter and more)
  • On-Site Booth Activations
  • and then some!

Northwest Folklife can work with you to customize a sponsorship package to meet your brand’s goals and specifications. For more information, please contact Gaylynn at


For press inquiries, please contact April at