Folk Music Ontario is a key conference for Canada’s folk, roots, and traditional music community, bringing more than 700 delegates together to listen, celebrate and learn from each other. Delegates learn about new products and services for performers and presenters; interact with panelists during educational seminars and workshops; engage in lively roundtable discussions and private meetings with industry professionals; along with celebrating recipients of songwriting and lifetime achievement awards.
Conference registration for the 2018 edition is open NOW. Early bird pricing is on until July 31, at midnight EDT and is $360.95 for members, and $479.60 for non-members. JOIN Folk Music Ontario, and as a member, receive the lowest registration rates, which is a saving of $118.00*. Non-members are welcome to join FMO at registration time in order to receive member rates. The registration rate after midnight (EDT) on July 31, 2018 is $479.60 for members and $598.25 for non-members. New this year, FMO Member ID numbers are needed to register for the member rate. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot locate your membership information. *savings is based on one year, individual membership.
In addition to discounted registration, membership benefits includes the ability to submit events and news to the FMO newsletter, which goes out to 2000 subscribers, which consists of artists, industry professional, arts organizations and industry partners around the world; exclusive discounts and offers from FMO partners; and access to FMO’s extensive resources database, which includes Folk Festivals, list-serves and more.
Join FMO or subscribe to the e-newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming announcements, such as 2018 Conference EDP (Export Development Program) delegates, opening of late night showcase applications, Estelle Klein Award and NEW Awards for 2018.
A year long FMO membership is as low as $27.50 + HST for youth; $44.00 + HST for an Individual membership, with more Individual and Organizational membership options HERE, including options for families and non-profit organizations. For Festival memberships, please contact Alka Sharma, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
FMO is the organization for people who make and support folk and roots music in Ontario, and hosts Canada's largest annual folk music conference. Join FMO HERE and register for FMO Conference HERE.
This year FMO is presenting showcases from artists across Canada - official showcasing artists are from ON, QC, NB, YT, SK, AB, NS, PE, BC, and MB.
FMO 2018 Official Showcase Artists are (in alphabetical order by first name):
Abigail Lapell, ON
Amélie & Les Singes Bleus, ON
Big Little Lions, BC
Campbell Woods, ON
Connie Kaldor, QC
Diyet & The Love Soldiers, YT
Ellen Froese, SK
Gabrielle Papillon, NS
Irish Mythen, PE
Johnson Crook, ON
JoJo Worthington, ON
Kalyna Rakel, ON
Kym Gouchie and Northern Sky, BC
Leaf Rapids, MB
Lee Watson, ON
Les Poules à Colin, QC
Los Poetas, ON
Orkestar Kriminal, QC
Outside I’m A Giant , ON
Polky Village Band, ON
Rachel Beck, PE
Respectful Child, SK
Ruben Esguerra & New Tradition Music, ON
Safe As Houses, ON
Shawn William Clarke, ON
Shreem x Celtic Remixing, ON
Silla and Rise , ON
Sina Bathaie, ON
The Lifers, ON
The O’Pears, ON
The Slocan Ramblers, ON
Tomato Tomato, NB
Zachary Lucky, SK
Folk Music Ontario is proud to recognize the support of our generous funders, sponsors and partners, full list HERE. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage
(Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Ontario Arts Council.
Folk Music Ontario: http://www.folkmusicontario.ca/
JOIN FMO: http://www.folkmusicontario.ca/membership/join/
Register for FMO 2018 Conference: http://www.folkmusicontario.ca/folk-music-ontario-conference/#conferenceregistration
Learn more about the FMO Conference: http://www.folkmusicontario.ca/folk-music-ontario-conference/
Subscribe to the newsletter: http://www.folkmusicontario.ca/about-folk-music-ontario/subscribe-to-fmo-enews/
ABOUT FOLK MUSIC ONTARIO:
Formed in 1986, and formerly known as OCFF, Folk Music Ontario is the largest folk and roots music organization in Canada and serves its members as a recognized arts service organization. The 32nd Annual Folk Music Ontario conference takes place Sept 27-30, 2018 in Mississauga, ON. Follow @FolkMusicOn on twitter, instagram or “like” on facebook.
Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount.ca