Export Development Program

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Presented in partnership with Folk Music Canada, the Folk Music Ontario Export Development Program (EDP) assists folk musicians and businesses in accessing new markets in Canada and the USA by bringing more than 30 delegates (festival ADs, presenters, agents, publicists, etc.) to the Folk Music Ontario conference.

EDP delegates are matched with more than 60 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 the Export Development Program are now closed.

The following delegates have been confirmed for the 2015 Export Development Program:

Graham Ashton Footstomp Music Brisbane, Australia
Dana Beeler Golden Bay Promotions / In The Dead of Winter Halifax, NS
Adele Boychuk Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority Saskatchewan, SK
Mike Campbell The Carleton Music Bar & Grill/The Halifax Urban Folk Festival Halifax, NS
Cindy Cogbill The Levitt Pavilion Memphis, TN
Ghislaine Cormier Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard Charlottetown, PE
Sarah Craig Caffe Lena Albany, NY
Val Denn Val Denn Agency Chester, NS
Julien Desaulniers Festival du Voyageur Winnipeg, MB
Jessica Desrosiers Tour de Fort Fort Frances, ON
Craig Gates Lowell Folk Festival Lowell, MA
TK Gesner Pride Toronto Toronto, ON
Terry Hart Terry Hart Music Management / Sweet Alibi Ajax, ON
Andy Hillhouse Harrison Festival of the Arts Harrison, BC
Ken Irwin Rounder Records Boston, MA
Steve Johnson Merlefest Wilkesboro, NC
Michael Kornfeld Folk Music Society of Huntington Centerport, NY
Stan Laevens Red Lake Wilderness Entertainment Series Red Lake, ON/td>
Matthew Large Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal Montreal, QC
Devon Léger Hearth Publicity Seattle, WA
Roger Lockyer Foleymore Entertainment St. John’s, NL
Cynthia MacLeod Festival of Small Halls Charlottetown, PE
Gardiner MacNeill Charlottetown, PE
Rob Miller Quicksilver Productions Montrose, CO
Trish Murray RedLeaf Music Ottawa, ON
Jen Ochej Toronto, ON
Jim Olsen Signature Sounds/Green River Festival Northampton, MA
Tim Osmond Home Routes Winnipeg, MB
Jess Potter The Painted Lady Toronto, ON
Susan Reany-Iskra Dryden Entertainment Series Dryden, ON
Lisa Schwartz Philadelphia Folk Festival Philadelphia, PA
Kimberly Sinclair SpinCount Promotions and Publicity Milton, NS
Greg Spence CreeFest Moose Factory, ON
Amanda Lynn Stubley Old North House Concerts / 94.9 CHRW London, ON
Michelle Szeto Paquin Entertainment Toronto, ON
Brad Tisdel Sisters Folk Festival Sisters, OR
Mark Watson Watson Entertainment Burlington, ON
Brigid Wilkinson Classic Theatre Cobalt, ON
Carol Wood Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series Sioux Lookout, ON