Yesterday the Canada Council for the Arts unveiled its new funding model, to be implemented in 2017. Hoping to offer a simpler, more artist-centred application process, the CCA will reduce the number of funding programs from 147 to 6 while keeping its $150 million granting budget unchanged. Take a look and let us know what you think! #newfundingmodel
Le Conseil des arts du Canada a présenté hier son nouveau modèle de financement des arts au Canada. Un modèle plus flexible le Conseil voit passer de 147 à 6 le nombre de ses programmes pour un budget de subvention inchangé de $150 millions. Qu’en pensez-vous? #nouveaumodele
Get your showcase application in for Folk Music Ontario official showcases – deadline is May 29.
Déposez votre demande pour vitrine officielle avant le 29 mai, plus d’info içi: http://ow.ly/MbFXH
Once again Folk Music Canada will be supporting the excellence of Canadian folk music and helping to build new opportunities for the Canadian folk community at the 2015 edition of the East Coast Music Week.
Firstly, we are proud to support the The Roland Member’s Lounge Opportunity Stage at East Coast Music Week 2015. Presented by SpinCount, this stage will present some of the region’s finest artists right in the lobby of the host hotel, the Delta St.John’s, on Wednesday to Friday, from 4pm to 6:30pm. Have a listen to the artists to be featured on this stage through this special SoundCloud stream.
In addition to this, we will be taking part in the Business to Business speed dating session on Friday at 4pm. Find out more about this event here.
As well, if you are attending East Coast Music Week 2015 and would like to chat with us, we would be happy to arrange a meeting! Just email us to set up a convenient time
Hope to see you there!
Folk Music Canada would like to thank Folk Alliance – the organizers, board, fans and volunteers for another amazing event in Kansas City! We are grateful to all the artists who showcased in the RED and BLUE rooms and would like to thank them all for sharing their music during Folk Alliance for #FMCtopnotch!
Folk Music Canada was proud to host 75 showcase performances, in two rooms over four days at the conference’s host hotel, The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. These performances featured more than 80 artists from across Canada, including 2015 JUNO nominees and 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award winners.
Special thanks to all the folks who stopped by the showcase rooms, attended the brunch and/or Friday night reception, tuned in via Concert Window or just said “howdy” in the halls. Without your support none of this would be possible.
We look forward to next year and are already making plans. In the meantime, we invite you to stream artists who showcased in both the red and blue rooms via soundcloud links below.
LISTEN to RED rm stream: https://soundcloud.com/spincount/sets/folk-music-canada-2015
LISTEN to BLUE rm stream: https://soundcloud.com/spincount/sets/fmctopnotch-folk-music-canada
If you need any further information on any artists, presenter or would like CDs, digital downloads or contact info, please do not hesitate to get in touch – we are happy to help!
Folk Music Canada is grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR and the Socan Foundation in making these events possible, and for its 2015 Folk Alliance partners, SpinCount and Concert Window.
We’ve put together some helpful information on where to eat in KC – all part of our #FMCTopNotch Folk Alliance 2015!
Nous avons rassemblé quelques informations utiles sur les endroits où manger à Kansas City pour Folk Alliance 2015.
FAI 2015 cheap eats Kansas City
We’re delighted to present two showcase rooms at the 2015 Folk Alliance conference. Chock full of fun, great snacks, cool refreshments and top-notch music, we hope to see you there!
Thank you to our partners : SpinCount, the Canada Council for the Arts and FACTOR
Nous sommes heureux de présenter deux salles de vitrines à la conférence de Folk Alliance International 2015. Grignottines, breuvages et bonne musique – au plaisir de vous voir là!
Merci à nos partenaires: SpinCount, le conseil des arts du Canada et FACTOR.
Red room #534
Blue Room #751
Getting ready for Folk Alliance International? Whether you are a first-timer or a veteran who wants to brush up on their game, our webinar will give you the tools you need to make the most of your attendance.
Hosted by Tamara Kater, Executive Director of Folk Music Canada, this session is designed for the emerging or established musician. We will offer participants the opportunity to submit questions and topics in advance.
In addition to specific areas requested by participants, we hope to cover the following:
- Overview of markets represented at Folk Alliance
- Strategies for networking and promotion on the ground
- How to showcase successfully
- Key events to attend at Folk Alliance
- Your suggestions! Please let us know what topics you would like to cover
The session will take place Thursday, February 5 at 2pm EST** at a cost of $5 per participant for Folk Music Canada members, and $10 for non-members (artists who are showcasing with us can register for free). Sign up (by Wednesday February 4, 5pm EST) here: registration form.
Many thanks to the SOCAN Foundation for making this programme possible.
Folk Music Canada is happy to announce that we will be offering showcase opportunities at Folk Alliance 2015, from Wednesday February 20 to Saturday February 24, 2015. While our official deadline to apply has passed (it was November 30), we are still considering late applications based on availability of spots. If you’d like to be considered, please apply here.
We encourage export emerging, and export-ready Canadian artists to submit for this opportunity and take advantage of the opportunity to build their international careers.
Folk Music Canada is working on lots of exciting projects for Folk Alliance 2015 – and we’re happy to keep supporting you. Need advice or information? Just get in touch, we’re here to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Musique folk du Canada est heureux d’annoncer que nous allons tenir une salle de vitrine à la conference de Folk Alliance 2015, le mercredi au samedi soir. Bien que notre date limite officielle pour appliquer a passé (c’était le 30 novembre), nous considerons toujours les demandes tardives selon la disponibilité des places. Déposez votre demande ici.
Nous ferons part des résultats aux postulants au mois de décembre. Contactez-nous à email@example.com pour les détails.