August 7th, 2015

Showcase opportunity: Folk Music Ontario / Opportunité de vitrine: Musique folk de l’Ontario

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Folk Music Canada is happy to announce that we will be offering showcase TWO opportunities at key networking events this fall, at Folk Music Ontario and at NERFA.

Folk Music Ontario October 15 to 18, 2015, Toronto, ON.   The deadline to apply for the FMO showcase is Friday, August 21 at midnight EDT. Apply to showcase at Folk Music Ontario here

NERFA November 12-15, 2015, Kerhonkson, NY.  The deadline to apply for the NERFA showcase is Thursday, August 27 at midnight EDT. Apply to showcase at NERFA here.

Folk Music Canada is working on lots of exciting projects for the upcoming conference season – and we’re happy to keep supporting you.  Need advice or information?  Just get in touch, we’re here to help:
Musique folk du Canada est heureux d’annoncer que nous allons tenir une salle de vitrine acoustique au cours de plusieurs conférences dans les prochains mois,  Vous voulez participer? Déposez votre demande aux liens ci-dessous.
Musique folk de l’Ontario 15 au 18 octobre, 2015, Toronto, ON  Date limit 21 août, 2015 à minuit (heure normale de l’Est)  Déposez votre demande pour FMO ici.
NERFA 12 au 15 novembre, 2015  Kerhonkson, NY  Date limite 27 août, 2015 à minuit (heure normale de l’Est)  Déposez votre demande pour NERFA ici.
La date limite pour postuler à ce programme est le 21 août, 2015 à minuit (heure normale de l’Est). Nous ferons part des résultats aux postulants le vendredi 4 septembre, 2015.  Contactez-nous à pour plus d’information.
August 5th, 2015

Export Development at Folk Music Ontario 2015 Conference

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Export Development program will help folk musicians and businesses access new markets in Canada and the USA by bringing more than 30 delegates (festivals, presenters, agents, publicists, etc) to the 2015 Folk Music Ontario conference.

As part of the Export Development Program, delegates will be matched with officially showcasing artists, for one-on-one meetings, mentoring and networking receptions.   In addition to these closed events, the Export Development Program delegates will be available throughout the conference as they attend networking events and lead panels focusing on export topics.

Once again this year, we are offering the opportunity for artists who are not part of the official showcase to apply to participate in the Export Development Program. The cost to participate in the program is $25.

We encourage export emerging, and export-ready Canadian artists to submit for this program and take advantage of the opportunity to build their international careers.

Apply to be a part of the Export Development Program here.  Deadline for applications is August 20, 2015.

En déléguant plus de 30 représentants (festivals, diffuseurs, agents, attachés de presse) à l’édition 2015 de la conférence annuelle de Musique folk de l’Ontario, le programme de développement des marchés extérieurs facilitera l’accès à de nouveaux marchés, tant au Canada qu’aux États-Unis, aux musiciens et entreprises du milieu folk.  Le programme de développement des marchés extérieurs de Musique folk de l’Ontario est présenté en partenariat avec Musique folk du Canada.

Dans le cadre de ce programme, les représentants seront jumelés à des artistes sélectionnés en vitrines pour des rencontres individuelles, du mentorat et des rencontres de réseautage.  En plus de ces évènements réservés,  les représentants du programme de développement des marchés extérieurs seront disponibles pendant toute la conférence puisqu’ils assisteront aux évènements de réseautage et  animeront des panels de discussion portant sur des sujets tels que les permis de travail à l’étranger, la tournée, etc.
Nous encourageons les artistes canadiens prêts pour l’exportation à s’inscrire à ce programme afin de profiter de cette opportunité de développer leur carrière internationale.  Le coût de participation sera $25 par artiste.  La date limite pour déposez votre demande est le 20 août, 2015.  Contactez-nous pour plus d’information:

Déposez votre candidature ici.

June 22nd, 2015

The Succession Plan – with CAPACOA and Folk Music Ontario


We are delighted to partner once again with CAPACOA and Folk Music Ontario, to support thementorship and peer-networking program, The Succession Plan at Folk Music Ontario’s annual conference in Toronto from October 15-18, 2015.

This is an opportunity for emerging and mid-career arts professionals to hone their skills, work one-on-one with a mentor from the international presenting community and build a network of peers that will continue to work together throughout the year.  Apply now!   Deadline extended to Friday, August 14, 5pm EDT.

La Relève – en partenariat avec CAPACOA et Folk Music Ontario

Nous sommes heureux de collaborer encore une fois avec CAPACOA et Folk Music Ontario afin d’offrir le programme de mentorat, La Relève. Ce programme sera offerte à la conférence Folk Music Ontario à Toronto, du 15 au 18 octobre.

La Relève est un programme de mentorat et de développement de réseaux de pairs pour les administrateurs artistiques, des agents et d’autres professionnels du secteur en émergence ou à mi-carrière. Inscrivez-vous!  Date limite d’inscription 14 août, 2015.




June 4th, 2015

Changes to the Canada Council for the Arts / De nouveau au Conseil des arts du Canada

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

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May 4th, 2015

Folk Music Ontario Official Showcase Application

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:

April 7th, 2015

Folk Music Canada @ East Coast Music Week

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!

February 28th, 2015

Big thank you for Folk Alliance 2015

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:

LISTEN to BLUE rm stream:

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.

February 17th, 2015

Announcing #FMCTopnotch Folk Alliance 2015 showcase details and events

Folk Alliance 2015Folk Music Canada is pleased to announce its 2015 #FMCtopnotch events, showcase programming, a reception with Folk Music Ontario and the ‘Crossing Borders’ collaborative performances taking place at the 2015 Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City this year.Folk Music Canada is hosting 75 showcase performances, in two rooms over four days at the conference’s host hotel, The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center (‎1 East Pershing Road‎‎ Kansas City, Missouri, USA)‎ from February 18th – 22nd. These performances will feature more than 80 artists from across Canada, including five 2015 JUNO nominees and two 2014 CFMA winners.  This year the “Red Room” will present export-ready artists in suite 534 and the “Blue Room”  will feature acoustic, house-concert style in room 751.  Both rooms will present showcases from Wednesday through Saturday evenings from 10pm – 3am.Showcasing artists include Catherine MacLellan, Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, James Hill, Red Moon Road, Digging Roots, Sin & Swoon, Kaia Kater, Irish Mythen, Quique Escamilla and many more.  The full schedule is available at, and we invite you to sample some of the #FMCtopnotch showcasing artists through our FAI SoundCloud stream.

In addition to the showcases, Folk Music Canada is hosting 12 collaborative ‘in-the-round’ sessions, within the theme of ‘Crossing Borders’, pairing Canadian acts with artists from Wales, Ireland, USA, and New Zealand. During these afternoon, round-robin presentations, 18 Canadians will share the stage with 15 international artists. New this year, two of the Crossing Borders sessions will be broadcast in partnership with Concert Window, bringing the first-ever web broadcast of a Folk Music Canada showcase. These sessions will take place on Friday from 2-4pm.

Folk Music Canada is also partnering with Folk Music Ontario to host the Folk Alliance Friday night reception, preceding the official showcases.  This reception will be held on the ballroom level of the host hotel outside the official showcase rooms.

 For all the news and real time updates about our events and artists, please follow Folk Music Canada on twitter @folkmusiccanada and please include the hashtag #FMCtopnotch on all your social shares about Canadian Folk artists and music during FAI.

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.


Folk Music Canada:

Folk Music Ontario:

Folk Alliance International:

#FMCtopnotch full showcase schedule / fb event:


LISTEN to #FMCtopnotch playlist on soundcloud



Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount Music Promotions



February 13th, 2015

Cheap Eats at Folk Alliance 2015 / Manger sans casser le budget à Folk Alliance 2015

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.

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FAI 2015 cheap eats Kansas City

February 10th, 2015

Folk Alliance 2015 Showcases Announced / Vitrines à Folk Alliance 2015

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.

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Red room #534


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Blue Room #751