Calgary Folk Music Festival Media Accreditation Policy

Media outlets applying for credentials to cover the Calgary Folk Music Festival and other events must be in the business of news gathering as its primary source of revenue, and individuals applying for credentials must be professionally employed by news gathering organizations.

Media credentials are not intended for those who sell photos or images. Credentials will not be issued to those involved in commercial ventures unless specially approved in advance and written consent is obtained from the Calgary Folk Music Festival and/or specific artists appearing at the festival.

For Consideration For A Media Credential, A Journalist Must:

  • Have completed the online credential request form at least 5 days prior to the start of the event.
  • Be a current, working journalist or photographer for a recognized local, national or international media outlet on assignment for the event.
  • Written confirmation of credential approval from the Calgary Folk Music Festival will be sent via no later than 3 days prior to the start of the event.

The Calgary Folk Music Festival Will Not Approve A Credential Application From Freelance Photographers, Writers Or Internet Reporters Without The Following:

  • Assignment letter on company letterhead detailing actual assignment (emails not acceptable) from the assigning editor, with his/her name and contact info.
  • Also, submission of these materials is not a guarantee of credential application approval.

When Issuing Credentials, Priority Will Be Given To:

  • Daily newspapers (based on circulation)
  • Magazines and weekly newspapers
  • Local television affiliates
  • Approved and well-established websites (based on traffic)
  • Wire services (CP, Reuters, etc.)


The Calgary Folk Music Festival reserves the right to revoke credentials for unprofessional behaviour or conduct.

Credentials are not transferable. Also, no credentialed media may take video footage (including digital) except for accredited local TV affiliates or those with advance written consent from the Calgary Folk Music Festival.

No personal video cameras or digital video cameras will be permitted.

Please contact with any other press inquiries and for Calgary Folk Music Festival brand assets, including logo.

Please do NOT contact us with questions regarding the status of your application. All applicants will be contacted with confirmation or denial of the request along with further instructions.

Thank you in advance for your time and we appreciate your interest in and support of the Calgary Folk Music Festival!