Export Development Program

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The Folk Music Ontario Export Development Program (EDP) assists folk musicians and businesses in accessing new markets in Canada, the USA, and abroad by bringing approximately 25 delegates (festival ADs, presenters, agents, publicists, etc.) to the FMO 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, EDP 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 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
David Hayman Supergroup Sonic Branding Co. Toronto, ON Canada
Dawn Beaton Celtic Colours International Festival Sydney, NS E Canada
Heather Gibson NAC Presents Ottawa, ON Ontario
Jennifer Campbell PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls Charlottetown, PE E Canada
Karen Proeme Karen Proeme Agency Netherlands Europe
Lisa Schwartz The Bluegrass Situation Philadelphia, PA NE USA
Randy Follet City of Medicine Hat Medicine Hat, AB W Canada
Sandra Butel Regina Folk Festival Regina, SK W Canada
Tim Osmond Home Routes Winnipeg, MB W Canada