Export Development Program

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Presented by Folk Music Ontario, the 2018 Export Development Program (EDP) assisted 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 were 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 were available throughout the conference as they attended networking events and led panels focusing on export topics.

The following delegates took part in the 2018 Export Development Program:

Anya Siglin The Ark Ann Arbor, MI Midwest USA
Ben Mandelson WOMEX Berlin Europe
Bradford First SXSW Austin, TX SW USA
Carly Bradley Folk on the Rocks Yellowknife, NT N Canada
Craig Grossman Green Room Music Source St. Paul, MN MW USA
Craig Shelburne The Bluegrass Station Nashville, TN USA
David Agnew The Met / Manchester Folk Festival Manchester England
Doug Cox Vancouver Island Music Fest Comox, BC W Canada
Ed Gerrard Impact Artist Management New York, NY USA
Eddie Chavez NBC Universal Media Los Angeles, CA USA
Georgette Bivins 411 Music Group Los Angeles, CA USA
Heather Gardner Vapor Music Toronto, ON Canada/USA
Heather Gibson NAC Presents Ottawa, ON E Canada
James Leslie Skyline Artists Agency Nashville, TN USA
Karen Proeme Karen Proeme Productions Tilburg Netherlands
Lisa Schwartz Philadelphia Folk Festival Philadelphia, PA NE USA
Lisa Whytock Active Events / Showcase Scotland Glasgow Scotland
Mandi Collier Whirly Girl Music Los Angeles, CA USA
Matthew Smith Club Passim Boston, MA NE USA
Michelle Demers-Shaevitz Mission Folk Festival Mission, BC W Canada
Neil Pearson Sounds Just Fine Shrewsbury England
Sander Kahu Viljandi Folk Music Festival Tallinn Estonia
Scotty Taylor Supergroup Toronto, ON Canada
Troy Greencorn Stan Rogers Folk Festival Canso, NS E Canada