Our Mission and Values

What we do
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society is a not-for-profit and charitable cultural organization that presents year-round concerts and events and an annual music festival.

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival’s mission is to bring traditional and contemporary folk and roots music to people in an environment of community collaboration and discovery.


Artistic Excellence: Presenting a diverse range of exceptional artists and providing audiences with engaging opportunities to discover inspiring new music.

Diversity and Inclusiveness: Creating accessible and welcoming environments, free of discrimination, and pledging to treat all people with respect and dignity. Please see our full  Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement here to learn more about our current practices and our commitment to continue to improve.  

Environmental Stewardship: Caring and respect for our beautiful space, aiming to minimize our impact on the environment, and inspiring our community through progressive initiatives.

Social Justice: Connecting community-minded people who are committed to a fair and equitable society and providing opportunities for meaningful engagement.