Export Development Program
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.
Once again this year, artists who are not part of the official showcase but are playing in a sponsored or private showcase can apply to participate in the Export Development Program. Participation is open to any artists who have not participated in EDP in the last two years. The number of spots is limited. The cost to participate is $35, payable upon acceptance to the program.
Export-ready Canadian artists are encouraged to apply to this program and take advantage of the opportunity to build their international careers. The application form spells out the criteria used to identify export readiness.
Apply to be a part of the Export Development Program HERE. The deadline for applications is August 23, 2016.
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||USA|
|Anya Siglin||The Ark||Ann Arbour, MI||NE USA|
|Ben Anderson||Prescott Park Arts Festival||Portsmouth, NH||NE USA|
|Bob Hunka||HunkArts Productions||Los Angeles, CA||Canada/USA|
|Chris Dearlove||NAC Canada Scene||Ottawa, ON||Ontario|
|Dave Carmichael||Deep Roots Music Festival||Wolfville, NS||E Canada|
|David Hayman||Supergroup Sonic Branding Co.||Toronto, ON||Canada|
|Dawn Beaton||Celtic Colours International Festival||Sydney, NS||E Canada|
|Heather Gardner||Vapor Music||Toronto, ON||USA|
|Heather Gibson||NAC Presents||Ottawa, ON||Ontario|
|Jennifer Campbell||Festival of Small Halls||Charlottetown, PE||E Canada|
|Karen Proeme||Karen Proeme Agency||Netherlands||Europe|
|Kerry Clarke||Calgary Folk Music Festival||Calgary, AB||W Canada|
|Lisa Schwartz||The Bluegrass Situation||Philadelphia, PA||NE USA|
|Randy Follet||Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre||Medicine Hat, AB||W Canada|
|Sandra Butel||Regina Folk Festival||Regina, SK||W Canada|
|Tim Osmond||Home Routes||Winnipeg, MB||W Canada|