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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 Music Ontario conference.
Folk North delegates are matched with more than 50 participating artists for one-on-one meetings, mentoring and networking receptions. In addition to these closed events, Export Development Program delegates are available throughout the conference as they attend networking events and led panels focusing on export topics.
The following delegates took part in the 2019 Folk North Program:
|Amy Laidlaw||i hear django||Victoria||Australia|
|Anderz Nielsen||gearbox AGENCY||Copenhagen||Denmark|
|Bobby Ramirez||16 On Center||Chicago, IL||MW USA|
|Chris Horkan||Hey! Manchester||Manchester||UK|
|Chrissy Dicks||Lawnya Vawnya||St John’s, NL||E Canada|
|Fernando Dotta||Balaclava Records||São Paulo||Brazil|
|Jason Williams||Wildmountain Music Festival||Hinton, AB||W Canada|
|Katie Rynne||Secret Sounds||Sydney, NSW||Australia|
|Kerry Clarke||Calgary Folk Music Festival||Calgary, AB||W Canada|
|Lisa Schwartz||Philadelphia Folksong Society/Philadelphia Folk Festival||Philadelphia, PA||E USA|
|Marilena Gaudio||National Arts Centre / NAC Presents||Ottawa, ON||E Canada|
|Matt Smith||Club Passim||Cambridge, MA||E USA|
|Matthew Green||Eat Your Own Ears||London||UK|
|Micah Davidson||Midwood Entertainment||Charlotte, NC||SE USA|
|Rafael Farah||Balaclava Records||São Paulo||Brazil|
|Sophie Urquhart||Tin Drum Music||London||UK|
|Sue Panning||Canmore Folk Festival||Canmore, AB||W USA|
More delegates still to be announced. Check the Folk North Program page for updates.
We are seeking volunteers for the 33rd annual Folk Music Ontario Conference taking place in Toronto from Sept 27-29. Every volunteer receives a complimentary conference registration in exchange for 12 hours of volunteering!
Deadline to apply: August 22 at 7:00 pm
Applications for Art Beat at the 2019 FMO Conference are now open! Art Beat is an opportunity for performers who are registered delegates at the annual Folk Music Ontario conference to reach out to the host community. Performers act as volunteers by donating intimate, acoustic one-hour performances in local schools, seniors’ residences and long term health-care facilities.
For more information and to apply, please visit:
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.
Folk Music Ontario is proud to join its allies in the music community in signing the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct. 42 groups have signed on to the Code, acknowledging their responsibility to build safe, respectful workplaces, and committing to improving and implementing policies to keep the music community safe.
Music community groups who have not yet signed the Code are encouraged to join. More information and instructions to sign on are available here.
Official showcase applications will be accepted from March 1-April 30, 2019.
FMO Awards applications will be accepted from April 1-30, 2019.
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