FMO Co-Presidents’ Update

Season’s greetings, fellow FMO members!

We hope you’ve enjoyed the fall season, and are looking forward to a winter full of activity or hibernation or some combination thereof.

We were both sorry to miss the FMO (co-hosted by OMIC and CFMA) Holiday party. Amie has been very busy in her role with FAI, and Preetam was just coming off a hometown show in Sarnia, so the trip to Ottawa wasn’t in the cards this year. We hope some of you were able to drop by and take part in some holiday cheer. Thank you to Alka and staff for organizing the event, and for everything they do for the organization year in and year out.

For our festival members, if the busy planning season hasn’t already begun, we know it’ll be ramped up in the new year, and we look forward to your announcements. For artist members who might be touring in Canada this winter, please be very careful while driving, and thank you for bringing your music to us through these cold and sometimes lonely months.

Finally, on behalf of the rest of the board, we want to wish you and your families a very safe and happy holiday season.

Amie and Preetam
Co-Presidents, FMO Board of Directors

Some board highlights since the conference:
– The FMO Advocacy Committee (chaired by Max Merrifield) has been active in conversation with several other music organizations to lend FMO’s support, to help establish FMO’s presence on the music scene (in Ontario and beyond), and to advocate on behalf of our members with both government and the private sector.

– At our November meeting, the board passed a motion to establish a Youth Advisory Committee to be comprised of FMO Board members, the Developing Artist Program Co-ordinator, and participants of that program from recent years. We are very excited to have a new generation’s voice at our table, and hope this may open a path of succession with the leadership of the organization moving forward.

– Richard Henderson accepted a position on the board by appointment, and he has already proved to be an invaluable resource with his legal background and expertise in governance. We are very happy to have Richard on board…on Board?

2018 Conference Program and Showcase Guide

If you couldn’t attend the conference in September, or just want to look back at what took place, you can CLICK HERE to see the 2018 Conference Program and Showcase Guide.

2018 delegate directory available

Delegates who gave permission to have their names and contact information published are listed in the downloadable DELEGATE DIRECTORY.

Dear conference delegates…

Julian Taylor
Click here to read an open letter to the 2018 conference delegates from former Developing Artist Program mentor and official showcase artist Julian Taylor.

Official showcase schedule

Click here to view the complete conference official showcase schedule.

FMO and APCM Writing Workshop March 17th and 28th!

Songwriters in the regions of Timmins and London, Folk Music Ontario and APCM are coming in next few weeks to offer you a full day writing workshop 💭🖊💡
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Registration:
Timmins · 17 March ” http://bit.ly/2FLHBUA
London · 28 March ” http://bit.ly/2ImaVQ2
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Bilingual training will be offered by professional artists · Cindy Doire ~ DarlenYa ~ Janie Renée and Dayna Manning.

FMO co-presenting at FOLK ALLIANCE 2018!

FMO and Music Ontario are hosting a private showcase room Feb 15-17, 2018 at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, MO. Showcases will run nightly 11pm-3am Thursday to Saturday, featuring many FMO artists. Click here for all things FAI!

FMO at Megaphono 2018

FMO is presenting a show at MEGAPHONO on Friday Feb. 9th, 2018 :

Irene’s Pub – 885 Bank St. – 9 pm – $10 adv/$12 doors/Free with MEGA PASS or Fo’Shows wristband

Claude Munson  /  Marie-CloSparklesaurus  / Okies

Click here for more information on all things MEGAPHONO for 2018.

FMO Awards applications now closed!

Good luck to all who applied!

FMO ONLINE AUCTION

Thanks to everyone who placed bids and donated items for FMO’s online auction. CLICK HERE to see all the items and the winning bids!