Northwest Folkife

Apply to the 2022 Northwest Folklife Festival

Applications are open for the 2022 Northwest Folklife Festival! 

We are thrilled to announce that we will once again be gathering on Seattle Center grounds to celebrate the 51st annual Northwest Folklife Festival May 27-31, 2022. This will be our first in person/virtual hybrid festival, so we welcome applications to participate both in person or virtually. Please chose from the below application options. If you have any other questions, please email, or leave a message at 206-684-4189.

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Thank you for your interest in performing at the Northwest Folklife Festival!

If you would like to print out and send in a paper copy, you can access an application for music, dance, storytelling/spoken word here. You can access a workshop application here

Please postmark application no later than December 31, 2021. Mailing address:

 ATTN: PROGRAMMING Northwest Folklife, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109