Folk Music Ontario membership fees will be increasing by 10% effective April 1, 2014. FMO/OCFF has not increased membership fees for the last five years. An increase is necessary to provide all members with their benefits, as well as a high-quality conference and year-round programming. Year-round programming starts this year with a Festival Members Retreat taking place at the end of May.
Breakdown of fees increase:
|INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS||CURRENT FEE||WITH INCREASE|
|Individual||$40.00 plus HST||44.00 plus HST|
|Youth (under 18, non-voting)||$25.00 plus HST||$27.50 plus HST|
|Partners (living at same address)||$75.00 plus HST||$82.50 plus HST|
|Family (2 adults, unlimited youth)||$95.00 plus HST||$104.50 plus HST|
|Small (up to $50,000 in revenue)||$100.00 plus HST||$110.00 plus HST|
|Medium ($50,000 – $250,000 in revenue)||$125.00 plus HST||$137.50 plus HST|
|Large (over $250,000 in revenue)||$175.00 plus HST||$192.50 plus HST|
|FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP||$352.00 plus HST||$387.20 plus HST|
Current members can avoid this increase by renewing their memberships by March 31, 2014. Any memberships purchased or renewed from April 1 onward will be subject to the 10% increase.
There is a special discount in effect for Lifetime memberships purchased until April 11, 2014. After that date, the regular lifetime membership rate of $600.00 plus HST will also increase by 10%:
|CURRENT FEE||DISCOUNT UNTIL APRIL 11||AFTER APRIL 11|
|Lifetime Membership||$600.00 plus HST||$500.00 plus HST||$660.00 plus HST|