We offer chances to connect with the vast network of practitioners, organisers, managers, promoters, enthusiasts and industry professionals that make up Australia’s vibrant folk community and culture.
Approved insurance cover for FAA performers, clubs and event
Folk Alliance Australia offers highly competitive and comprehensive Public Liability Insurance ($20,000,000 cover) through our approved insurance broker, Aon Entertainment and Arts Division. Aon’s policies can be purchased online and have been tailored to the needs of the Folk and Acoustic industry for our performers, associations and festivals. Aon also offer discounted covers for your events, instruments/equipment and volunteer personal accident.
Small Grants Scheme
Members can apply for our new Small Grants Scheme for folk based music and arts projects. Now open.
National Youth Development Program
Members below the age of 25 are eligible to apply for our Young Artist of the Year awards held at the National Folk Festival on Easter weekend each year.
Folk Alliance Australia Conference
Members are offered discounted registration and accommodation rates for Folk Alliance Australia conferences.
Virgin Airlines Baggage Allowance
The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) and Virgin Australia offer the music industry a baggage allowance of 32kg (across three pieces of checked baggage) for individual artists, with an additional 32kg able to be purchased in advance for just $15. This baggage allowance is available on Virgin Australia-owned and operated domestic services only and must be booked or pre-purchased at least 48 hours prior to departure. This offer applies to all new bookings and cannot be provided in retrospect, and Virgin Australia will not refund normal baggage charges already paid.
This special offer is available to musicians who are financial members of the FAA. Please note renewal of membership will generate a new FAA membership ID which is needed for Virgin Baggage allowance.
The information and booking procedure to obtain clearance for your instruments on Virgin Airlines can be found here. You will also need to obtain your Membership ID# from firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 700 people and organisations are currently members of FAA!