Call for Applications: Folk Music Ontario Board of Directors

Deadline: 11:59PM ET, Friday, July 16th, 2021 Online Nomination Form What to Expect if You’re Elected Folk Music Ontario (FMO) is now seeking individuals to stand as candidates in the 2021 election of its Board of Directors. Directors will be elected by electronic ballot (or acclaimed) ahead of this year’s Annual General Meeting (September 23, […]

BDRB: Declaration to End Anti-Black Racism in the Canadian Music Industry

BDRB (Breaking Down Racial Barriers) with partners CIMA (The Canadian Independent Music Association) and ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective, hereby call upon the individuals, organizations, small businesses, corporations and government institutions of the music industry to play a role in eradicating anti-Black racism in the Canadian music industry. The eradication of anti-Black racism requires […]

Announcing Folk North Program (formerly known as Export Development Program) delegates

     Presented by Folk Music Ontario, Folk Music Canada and Folk Alliance International, the 2019 Folk North Export Development Program assists folk musicians and businesses in accessing new markets in Canada, USA, UK and Australia and more markets by bringing more than 20 delegates (festival ADs, presenters, agents, music supervisors etc.) to the Folk […]

Private Showcase Applications EXTENDED

The application period for private showcases at the 2019 FMO Conference has been extended until July 29th. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Update from FMO and FMC

Posted on December 17, 2020 by Folk Music Ontario

Update from FMO and FMC In 2019 information was collected through an online survey and at the Folk Music Ontario (FMO) Conference, a Town Hall was held after FMO’s Annual General Meeting to discuss the potential of a merger between Folk Music Ontario and Folk Music Canada (FMC). This discussion was based around the idea […]

2020 FMO Awards Weekend!

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Folk Music Ontario

The Folk Music Ontario Awards are presented annually at the Folk Music Ontario Conference. Winners perform at the Awards Showcase and are recognized at the Awards Brunch. As the 2020 Conference could not happen in person, Folk Music Ontario is pleased to present the awards ceremony and showcases online! The 2020 Awards could not have […]

SOCAN Songwriting Masterclass: An interactive workshop on the process of songwriting

Posted on October 5, 2020 by Folk Music Ontario

SOCAN Songwriting Masterclass: An interactive workshop on the process of songwriting click here for more info! Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – 2:00-3:30pm EST via ZOOM RSVP required! Send a note to! Presented by SOCAN and Folk Music Ontario The global pandemic has had far-reaching effects for performing artists. Direct consequences of this include loss […]