Become A Member

Invest in the Beauty of Everyday Life. Become a Member of the Southwest Folklife Alliance Today! 

Your financial support provides:

  • Direct cash awards and assistance to traditional heritage artists to sustain their work, inspire innovation and pass on their traditional knowledge.
  • Community celebrations such as the Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival and neighborhood-based heritage planning and cultural development.
  • Education documentation and cross-cultural sharing of the rich cultural traditions found in the Greater Southwest.

All Members receive discounts on SFA programs and workshops; special invitations to members-only previews, events with artists, panel discussions, happy hours or dinners; and free access to SFA publications. Membership is tax deductible. 

Why is membership important?

We believe that our mission is broader than any single fun event we might produce — our core purpose is to build a movement of committed and passionate cultural advocates for deep yet simple artistic expressions that are otherwise taken for granted — the arts of vernacular foods cooked in a home kitchen, the stories shared at moments of life transitions, the jokes that helps us cope with stressful and painful situations, the objects that decorate our homes, yards, and bodies… When you become a member of SFA, you are part of that special group of people who say “No culture is better or worse than any other –we are all different and we are all the same; there is beauty in everyone and in every form of human expression.”


Folk Genius $25

Cultural Transmitter $50

Traditional Master $75

Citizen Folklorist $125

Mail your membership contribution and/or tax-deductible donation to:
Southwest Folklife Alliance
PO Box 42044
Tucson, AZ 85733

To donate online, fill out the form below. To make a one-time donation without signing up for membership, find the “No Membership” category in the drop menu below (where you select membership levels).

A portion of your membership contribution is tax deductible and all donations are tax-deductible. Southwest Folklife Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit organization. To request a copy of TMY’s Form 990 for the latest completed fiscal year contact