2020 FMO Awards Weekend!

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 […]

FMO 2020 – Message from the Board

MESSAGE FROM THE STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF FOLK MUSIC ONTARIO For the past 33 years, Folk Music Ontario (FMO) has proudly hosted an annual conference that brings together our wonderful folk community to celebrate, to learn, to connect, and of course to hear some great music! Based on direction from healthcare professionals and […]

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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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 […]

Blackout Tuesday

Posted on June 2, 2020 by Folk Music Ontario

Click here for some resources which you can access to learn more about anti-racism and what can be done. We will also be posting this under the resources tab on the website. Folk Music Ontario is looking forward to working together in the future to help effect positive change in the community beyond this one […]

Call for Nominations: Folk Music Ontario Board of Directors

Posted on May 28, 2020 by Folk Music Ontario

Folk Music Ontario (FMO) is now seeking individuals to stand as candidates in the 2020 election of its Board of Directors. Directors will be elected by electronic ballot (or acclaimed) ahead of this year’s Annual General Meeting (date TBD) with terms concluding with the 2023 AGM. Continued folk organization amalgamation discussions and complications caused by […]