Announcements

2017 / 2018 FMO conference dates

2017: October 19-22
2018: September 27-30

The FMO conference will be held at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in both 2017 and 2018. Registration for next year’s conference will be launched on April 1, 2017, along with applications for Official Showcases and the Songs From the Heart songwriting competition.

30th anniversary t-shirts

Volunteers at the 2016 conference in Ottawa sported t-shirts with a new “30 Years” logo, specially designed by Lisa Palfrey of Nexus Communications Marketing. Now you can look sharp too!

T-shirts are on sale for $15.00, with FREE shipping. Better yet, get one for yourself and one for your partner/kid/uncle/sister/etc., and [More]

2016 EKA recipient Anne Lederman

The 2016 Estelle Klein Award was presented to Anne Lederman during the Awards Brunch at the 30th Anniversary FMO conference on October 23rd. Click here to watch the interview conducted by CBC Radio One’s Alan Neal.

FMO Presents Indigenous Showcase

FMO will present its first Indigenous showcase, featuring six artists of First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage:

Dawn Pritchard
Leonard Sumner
Nick Sherman
Quantum Tangle
Shy-Anne Hovorka
William Prince

The Indigenous showcase, generously funded by FACTOR, will [More]

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Official showcase wristbands

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario

$20 wristbands will be on sale at the Registration area of the conference each day for that evening’s official showcase, with bonus features on Friday and Saturday:

Wristband purchased on:

Purchaser entitled to attend:

Thursday
FMO presents Thursday official showcase (7:30-10:45pm)

Friday
Stingray Songs From the Heart showcase (2:30-4:30pm)

FMO presents Friday official showcase (7:30-10:45pm)

Saturday
Indigenous showcase (2:30-4:30pm)

Ticketpro Youth showcase [More]

FMO Export Development Program

Posted on August 3, 2016 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 25 delegates (festival ADs, presenters, agents, publicists, etc.) to the FMO conference. Showcasing artists who are not part of the official showcase but are playing in a sponsored or [More]

Advertise in Conference Program

Posted on May 6, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario

The deadline for ad reservations and artwork for the Conference Program edition of Folk Prints is September 20, 2016. All ads are printed in full colour.

Before the presentation of the 2015 FMO Conference we introduced some new Advertising Packages that proved to be a welcome addition to our ad sales [More]