Export Development Program

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Presented by Folk Music Ontario, the 2016 Export Development Program (EDP) assists folk musicians and businesses in accessing new markets in Canada and the USA by bringing more than 25 delegates (festival ADs, presenters, agents, publicists, etc.) to the Folk Music Ontario conference.

EDP 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 lead panels focusing on export topics.

Applications for artists who are not part of the official showcase are now CLOSED. Thanks to all who applied.

While delegate recruitment is still ongoing (check back weekly for updates), the following delegates have been confirmed for the 2016 Export Development Program:

Amy Reitnouer The Bluegrass Situation Los Angeles, CA MW USA
Anya Siglin The Ark Ann Arbour, MI MW USA
Ben Anderson Prescott Park Arts Festival Portsmouth, NH NE USA
Bob Hunka HunkArts Productions Los Angeles, CA Canada/USA
Brigid Wilkinson Classic Theatre Cobalt Cobalt, ON NE Ontario
Caitlin Biggins Atikokan Entertainment Series Atikokan, ON NW Ontario
Carol Wood Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series Sioux Lookout, ON NW Ontario
Chris Dearlove NAC Canada Scene Ottawa, ON Ontario
Cody Partridge Supergroup Sonic Branding Co. Toronto, ON Canada
Dalis Allen Kerrville Folk Festival Kerrville, TX MW USA
Dave Carmichael Deep Roots Music Festival Wolfville, NS E Canada
Dawn Beaton Celtic Colours International Festival Sydney, NS E Canada
Denis Charette Porquis Community Association Porquis Junction, ON NE Ontario
Heather Gardner Vapor Music Toronto, ON USA
Heather Gibson NAC Presents Ottawa, ON Ontario
Helene Studholme Kirkland Lake Arts Council Kirkland Lake, ON NE Ontario
Jennifer Campbell Festival of Small Halls Charlottetown, PE E Canada
Jennifer Roe Kansas City Folk Festival Kansas City, MO MW USA
Jim Gillespie Blissfest Music Organization Petoskey, MI MW USA
Josée Latendresse Festival Mémoire et Racines Joliette, QC Quebec
Karen Proeme Karen Proeme Agency Netherlands Europe
Kerry Clarke Calgary Folk Music Festival Calgary, AB W Canada
Linda Tanaka Vancouver Folk Music Festival Vancouver, BC W Canada
Lisa Schwartz Philadelphia Folk Festival Philadelphia, PA NE USA
Randy Follett Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre Medicine Hat, AB W Canada
Samir Baijal Hillside Summer Festival Guelph, ON Ontario
Sandra Butel Regina Folk Festival Regina, SK W Canada
Tim Osmond Home Routes Winnipeg, MB W Canada