30th Anniversary FMO Conference

The 2016 conference will take place October 20-23, 2016 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre. Panels, workshops, youth program, awards, export development, networking, and music, music, music! To find out more, visit the Conference page.

Advance purchase conference registration – for members only

From now until May 31, members pay only $242.30 for the entire conference weekend! Youth members (up to 18 years of age) can also register now, at a rate of $123.65. Click on the link below to register:

Members only advance purchase conference registration

Official/family showcase and Songs From the Heart applications

Applications are being accepted until May 31, 2016 for the following:

Official/Family Showcase (FMO member)
Official/Family Showcase (non-member)

Songs From the Heart (FMO member)
Songs From the Heart (non-member)

Festival season is all year round

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Our member festivals offer something for everyone’s tastes. There’s music – from Celtic to alt-country, hip hop to Trad – along with crafts, food, family entertainment, dance, workshops, and great community spirit. Click here for dates and websites!

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Advertise in Spring Folk Prints

Posted on March 4, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario

The deadline for ad reservations and artwork for the upcoming Spring edition of Folk Prints is April 22, 2016. The Spring issue is online only and all ads will be printed in full colour. The publication date will be May 16, 2016.

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Strat plan update 1

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario

In the last eNews, FMO President Rachel Barreca updated members on where you can find FMO’s new 2015-2020 strategic plan, which the Board announced at the October 2015 AGM.

The five-year plan focuses FMO’s work on an overarching initiative:

Embed Inclusivity and Diversity: By everyone, in everything, everyday

and four strategies:

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FMO/FMC Export Development Program

Posted on June 19, 2015 by Folk Music Ontario

The Export Development Program (EDP) assists folk musicians and businesses in accessing new markets in Canada and the USA by bringing more than 30 delegates (festival ADs, presenters, agents, publicists, etc.) to the FMO conference. Once again this year, artists who are NOT part of the official showcase can apply [More]