Export Development Program

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Presented by Folk Music Ontario, the 2017 Export Development Program (EDP) assists folk musicians and businesses in accessing new markets in Canada, USA, UK and India 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.

While delegate recruitment is still ongoing (check back weekly for updates), the following delegates have been confirmed for the 2017 Export Development Program:

Andrea Vincent Dawson City Music Festival Dawson City, YT N Canada
Andy Hillhouse Harrison Festival of the Arts Harrison, BC W Canada
Bradford First SXSW Austin, TX SW USA
Brian Eyster Telluride/RockyGrass Lyons, CO NW USA
Brigid Wilkinson Classic Theatre Cobalt Cobalt, ON N Ontario
Brodie Metcalfe Toronto Pride Toronto, ON Ontario
Bryan Power NL Festival/ Lawnya Vawnya St. John’s, NL E Canada
Carly Bradley Folk on the Rocks Yellowknife, NT N Canada
Carol Wood Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series Sioux Lookout, ON N Ontario
Daniel Gillespie Showcase Scotland Glasgow Scotland
Danna Strong Americana Music Association Nashville, TN S USA
David Hayman Supergroup Toronto, ON Canada
Dawn Beaton Celtic Colours International Festival Sydney, NS E Canada
Devin Latimer Trout Forest Music Festival Ear Falls, ON N Ontario
Divya Bhatia Jodhpur Rajasthan International Folk Festival Mumbai India
Doug Cox Vancouver Island Music Fest Comox, BC W Canada
Heather Daley Alianait Festival Iqaluit, NU N Canada
Heather Gibson NAC Presents Ottawa, ON E Canada
Jason Williams Wild Mountain Festival Edmonton, AB W Canada
John Payne Tour de Fort Fort Frances, ON N Ontario
Matthew Smith Club Passim Boston, MA NE USA
Michelle Demers-Shaevitz Mission Folk Festival Mission, BC W Canada
Neil Pearson Sounds Just Fine London England
Richard Dunn Muddy Water Group Atlanta, GA S USA
Stan Laevens Wilderness Entertainment Series Red Lake, ON N Ontario
Sue Panning Canmore Festival Canmore, AB W Canada
Tim Osmond Home Routes Winnipeg, MB Canada
Val Denn Val Denn Agency Halifax, NS Canada/USA