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Become a Friend of Folklife!

Friends of Folklife are Northwest Folklife’s most loyal supporters who keep the magic of Folklife alive with annual contributions of $120 or more. Friends of Folklife can choose from a variety of giving levels to support our programs.

Due to COVID19 restrictions on public programs, the 2021 Northwest Folklife Festival will be a virtual program and festival related member benefits will not apply. While we will miss seeing you in person, your support ensures that we are able to continue our mission to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest until we are able to come together again

Folkster: $120+/year

  • Festival Guide mailed in mid-May
  • Two Friends of Folklife buttons* for admission to the Friends of Folklife Headquarters and Happy hours at the Folklife Festival
  • *For a one time gift of $60 you are eligible for one Friend of Folklife button.

Folk Sustainer: $20/month (or $240+/year)

All of the above PLUS:

  • Two Hospitality Buttons for admission to the Folklife Festival’s Hospitality VIP access area
  • Invitation to “First Look,” our pre-Festival VIP preview and reception

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, Folklife supporters that give at the following levels are recognized in the Northwest Folklife Festival Guide.


Folklife Booster: $500+/year

$500 gives a young person access to a year of arts, cultural, and heritage experiences through our Youth Enrichment Programs.

Folk Leader: $1,000+/year

$1,000 supports a day of Our Big Neighborhood programming which brings active, creative and cultural engagement to children and families.


Folk Steward: $2,500+/year

$2,500 provides inclusive gathering spaces for young artists and cultural mentors to exchange wisdom and skills, grow and collaborate with one another.

Folk Amplifier: $5,000+/year

$5,000 helps us reach across the region to collect and archive the rich stories of our region’s Living Legacies.


Folk Champion: $10,000+/year

$10,000 brings a stage to life for the 49th Annual NWFL Festival, lifting the voices and traditions of hundreds of culture bearers for thousands of fest-goers to share in.



Folk Legend: $25,000 and above

$25,000 strengthens Northwest Folklife’s ability to provide community-powered programs for years to come!