FMO Membership

Become a Member of Folk Music Ontario, Canada’s largest organization devoted to the folk, roots, and traditional music and arts community. By joining, you become an integral part of an ever-expanding network of festivals, artists, and industry professionals from across the country.

Once a year, the community comes together at the Folk Music Ontario Conference, bringing together festivals, artists, and industry folks, for a weekend of networking, showcasing, professional development, and celebrating the people who make the Canadian Folk Music sector thrive. Year-round, Folk Music Ontario advocates tirelessly on behalf of their members, and holds year-round business development activities for folks at any stage in their careers.

Our membership has three tiers: Festival – for festivals and presenters of all sizes; Organizational – for folk clubs, concert series, venues, agents, managers, labels, promoters, distributors, record retailers, record companies, studios, radio stations, associations, graphic designers, not-for-profit orgs, arts service organizations, and other groups; and Individual – for artists, industry professionals, friends, and musical folks.

Membership Benefits:

  • Members access the lowest rates on all Folk Music Ontario activities. This includes conference registration, showcase applications, award applications, advertising, and more.
  • Discounts on partner organizations’ products and services and events.
  • Promotion of releases and events to our massive community network.
  • Voting privileges in director elections and decisions at the AGM
  • Festival Members: inclusion in the annual Folk Music Ontario Festivals Retreat

All three levels of membership are eligible to vote in the Folk Music Ontario elections:

  • Individual (includes Youth & Lifetime memberships) – 1 vote per election
  • Organizational (small, medium and large) – 3 votes per election*
  • Festival – 15 votes per election

For more information on membership, please contact Joel Elliott at office@folkmusicontario.ca

*In accordance with Folk Music Ontario By-Laws (8.02.02), all out-of-province Organizational Members are classified as “Associate Organizational Members” and are non-voting members.

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Membership Rates

Individual ($44.00 +HST) $49.72 CAD/year
Youth (under 18, non-voting – $27.50 + HST) $31.08 CAD/year
Lifetime Individual ($660.00 + HST) $745.80 CAD
Small/Not-For-Profit (<$50,000 gross revenues – $110.00 + HST) $124.30 CAD/year
Medium ($50,000 to $250,000 gross revenues – $137.50 + HST) $155.38 CAD/year
Large (>$250,000 gross revenues – $192.50 + HST) $217.53 CAD/year

*In accordance with Folk Music Ontario By-Laws (8.02.02), all out-of-province Organizational Members are classified as “Associate Organizational Members” and are non-voting members.

Festival* ($415.93 + HST) $470.00 CAD/year

*Must be a registered not-for-profit based in Ontario (documentation required) with a Board of Directors (list required) and have been in operation for two or more years.

Apply Online Now
or
Download a membership application form (PDF)