Community Village

2018 Applications are now closed. Please check back again in early 2019 for next year's festival. 

Each year, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival draws more than 36,000 people over three days, providing the members of our Community Village an excellent opportunity to increase exposure and awareness.

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival welcomes all non-profit community-building organizations with a focus on green living, alternate energy sources, positive community development, and the promotion of equality and sustainable development to apply to participate in the Community Village. We appreciate all interest, but please note that those outside of our criteria will not be considered. (Media and Marketing Activation requests should please contact

As in the past, we require all participating community groups to offer interactive and participatory activities or displays at their booths. We are looking for engaging, dynamic activity areas that address the festival’s core values, are interactive, and promote ideas that will make the Festival and planet a healthier and happier place. The Community Village is the perfect opportunity for your organization to engage with the public, bringing your vital work to the folk and allowing them to interact with it.

Get creative and help folks understand and support the important work you do above and beyond the handing out of printed brochures. Those organizations with the most interesting interactive exhibits will be accepted.

All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application following the application deadline; successful applicants will be charged in full once accepted.