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DEADLINE EXTENDED – Private Showcase Applications

Private Showcase applications will now be open until August 23, 2017. Apply on the Conference Showcasing page.

Interested in hosting a Private Showcase (or playing in one), but want to know more? Check out the 2017 conference rules here.

FMO Awards applications launch

There are BIG CHANGES afoot on the new FMO Awards page:
updated application processes
• Stingray Rising Star Award is now national
new Recording Artist of the Year Award (sponsored by Recording Artists’ Collecting Society)
…and much more!

DEADLINE EXTENDED for official/family showcase & FMO Awards applications

The application period for Official/Family Showcases and FMO Awards has been EXTENDED to June 5, 2017. Don’t wait until the last minute – apply now!

Early bird conference registration is now open for both FMO members (with membership valid through October 2017) and non-members.

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. For more information about the 2017 conference, please click here.

Advertise in Folk Prints

The deadline for advertising in the Spring edition of Folk Prints has been extended to May 25, with a publication date of June 20, 2017. For rates and specs, please click here.

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 take place on Saturday, October 22 from 2:30-4:30pm in the Capitale room of the Delta Ottawa City Centre.

Conference registration open

FMO members (with membership valid through October 31, 2016) can register for the conference at the rate of $479.60, and non-members at a rate of $598.25.

CLICK HERE to register for the conference.

Festival season is all year round

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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Sudbury singer-songwriter workshop

Are you an emerging singer-songwriter in the Sudbury area seeking to learn more about songwriting tips and techniques? Folk Music Ontario, the Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM), Collège Boréal and Coalition du savoir invite you to a free singer-songwriter workshop on March 23, 2016 with mentors Stef Paquette and darlenYa, generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council.

darlenYa, an international performer/songwriter, uses travelling as her muse, recently completing 25 years with the road as her home. Her music reflects her calling to be a cultural ambassador to the many lands, cultures and people that have inspired her growth. Her lyrics speak of colourful characters and to the issues of our times, embodying a positive attitudes towards change with infectious melodies and rhythms.

Stef Paquette est natif de Chelmsford en Ontario. Il est plus reconnu pour sa carrière comme auteur-compositeur-interprète, mais il est également champion d’improvisation, comédien à la télévision et compositeur musical pour le théâtre. Son nom est rattaché à plusieurs projets dont Improtéine, TFO 24.7, Motel Monstre (TFO), Hard Rock Medical (TVO) et Love is in the Birds (Théâtre du Trillium), pour n’en nommer que quelques-uns.

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