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2018 FMO Conference – Sept 27-30

The FMO conference will be held at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites this year. The Early Bird conference registration rate is available until July 31st, 2018!

**NEW** You will need your Member ID to access the member rate. Click here to register and for all the latest conference info.

Developing Artist Program application deadline extended!

The Developing Artist Program is open to residents of Ontario and the National Capital Region ages 15-21, who are chosen for their interest, ability, and experience. Applications can be submitted by individuals, festivals or venues. The deadline has been extended to August 1, 2018. Click here for more information.

Private showcase applications – now open until August 1!

Interested in hosting a late-night private showcase at the conference? Click here for all the info!

FMO at Union Summer 2018

FMO member artists are performing in seven timeslots at Union Square in Toronto, as part of  Union Summer 2018. Check out the upcoming performers on Mondays, noon-1pm:

July 23 – Tragedy Ann
July 30 – Doris Folkens
August 6 – Safe As Houses
August 13 – Alana & Leigh Cline

FMO Awards applications now closed!

Good luck to all who applied!

Advertise in Folk Prints

The deadline for advertising in the Spring edition of Folk Prints is March 23rd, 2018, with a publication date of April 13th,2018. For rates and specs, please click here.

2017 EKA recipient Magoo

The 2017 Estelle Klein Award was presented to Magoo during the Awards Brunch at the 31st Anniversary FMO conference on 22 October, 2017 .  Click here to watch the Magoo tribute!   (Produced in 2017 by Graham Lindsey of Wavelength Media)

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.

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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