The Board of Folk Alliance Australia would like to wish all members and other participants in the folk music community the very best for the New Year.
Our music sector is off to a bumpy start with the Omicron variant but we expect that lockdowns and border closures are behind us and we fervently hope that the live music outlook will improve this year over time.
We look forward to meeting you all at a folk festival in 2022. Some of the latest news about changes to events in the short term follow.
As we said in our last newsletter, the FAA Board will be looking at several initiatives for our members in 2022:
- Holding the second AFMAs Folk Awards program with an expanded number of categories
- Expanding the live Awards event to attract a larger audience
- Building further on the communication improvements to better support our members
- Redeveloping our website to make it easier to access information and support opportunities
- Expanding our social media presence further
- Actively seeking sponsorship opportunities to invest in the Australian folk music sector
- Pursuing new Programs to expand our voice