Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Anchorage Folk Festival is to operate and perpetuate an annual folk arts festival in Anchorage, featuring live performance by the broadest possible representation of community performers. The purpose of the Festival is to acquaint and educate the general public about the folk arts and to provide a symposium for the interchange of cultural and performance ideas regarding folk art in the community.
The Festival will maintain a tradition of free public admission and encourage live performance by non-professional artists and shall be defined as a non-profit educational and charitable corporation in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Non-Discrimination Policy

ANCHORAGE FOLK FESTIVAL, INC. (AFF) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of any staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, audiences, selection of performers, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our audiences, staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, performers, vendors, and clients. AFF will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, and will conduct activities in accordance with the basic dictates of human dignity.

Festival Attendee Policy

Events organized and sponsored by AFF are under the management and authority of the Board or its designees. Attendance of these events is entirely at the discretion of the Board or their designees. No political, religious, or special interest proselytization will be allowed. Individuals, groups, or vendors asked to leave the festival temporarily or permanently must do so upon request, or law enforcement officials will be contacted.