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Announcing Folk North Program (formerly known as Export Development Program) delegates

  

 

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:

NAME ORGANIZATION LOCATION MARKET
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.

Private Showcase Applications EXTENDED

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.

Official showcase applications – March 1

Official showcase applications will be accepted from March 1-April 30, 2019.

FMO Awards applications – April 1

FMO Awards applications will be accepted from April 1-30, 2019.

2019 FMO Conference – Sept 27-29

The FMO conference will be held at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in 2019. A link to FMO’s conference rate for accommodations will be posted here in the spring.

Members only advance purchase registration for the 2019 conference will begin April 2. You will need your Member ID to access this rate.

CLICK HERE for info on the conference.

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.