Applications Open: 2021 FMO Awards and 2021 Online Showcases!

Folk Music Ontario is pleased to announce that our 2021 Award and Online Showcasing applications are now open! PLEASE NOTE: Those who applied for a showcase at our cancelled 2020 conference can choose to move their application to 2021. You will still need to apply, but there will be no registration application fee as long […]

FMO 2020 – Message from the Board

MESSAGE FROM THE STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF FOLK MUSIC ONTARIO For the past 33 years, Folk Music Ontario (FMO) has proudly hosted an annual conference that brings together our wonderful folk community to celebrate, to learn, to connect, and of course to hear some great music! Based on direction from healthcare professionals and […]

Announcing Folk North Program (formerly known as Export Development Program) delegates

     Presented by Folk Music Ontario, Folk Music Canada and Folk Alliance International, the 2019 Folk North Export Development Program assists folk musicians and businesses in accessing new markets in Canada, USA, UK and Australia and more markets by bringing more than 20 delegates (festival ADs, presenters, agents, music supervisors etc.) to the Folk […]

Private Showcase Applications EXTENDED

The application period for private showcases at the 2019 FMO Conference has been extended until July 29th. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Update from FMO and FMC

Update from FMO and FMC In 2019 information was collected through an online survey and at the Folk Music Ontario (FMO) Conference, a Town Hall was held after FMO’s Annual General Meeting to discuss the potential of a merger between Folk Music Ontario and Folk Music Canada (FMC). This discussion was based around the idea […]

2020 FMO Awards Weekend!

The Folk Music Ontario Awards are presented annually at the Folk Music Ontario Conference. Winners perform at the Awards Showcase and are recognized at the Awards Brunch. As the 2020 Conference could not happen in person, Folk Music Ontario is pleased to present the awards ceremony and showcases online! The 2020 Awards could not have […]

SOCAN Songwriting Masterclass: An interactive workshop on the process of songwriting

SOCAN Songwriting Masterclass: An interactive workshop on the process of songwriting click here for more info! Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – 2:00-3:30pm EST via ZOOM RSVP required! Send a note to! Presented by SOCAN and Folk Music Ontario The global pandemic has had far-reaching effects for performing artists. Direct consequences of this include loss […]