May 21st, 2018

Farewell and Thanks to Carolyn Sutherland

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Carolyn Sutherland’s departure as Interim Managing Director. In late 2017 Carolyn Sutherland graciously offered to step down as Vice Chair of the FMC board to take on the substantive task of leading Folk Music Canada in delivering our annual national gathering, Folk North and our initiatives with the International Folk Alliance for their conference in Kansas City. To her credit both events were a great success and we’re extremely proud of what was accomplished.

We would like to offer our deepest thanks to Carolyn both for her years of service on the board and for her contributions as Interim Managing Director during this critical time in our transition. We accomplished a great deal over these last months, in the face of many challenges. Please join us in wishing her every success in her future endeavors. We look forward to working closely with her in her continuing role at Folk Music Ontario.

At this time our organization is shifting our focus to renewing our vision and commitment to our membership, community, partners and stakeholders through a ambitious strategic planning process. We look forward to sharing the exciting results of this process later this year.

Folk Music Canada will fill the permanent position of Executive Director following the completion of the new strategic plan. Until that time, the Executive Committee can be contacted for all related inquiries.

ShoShona Kish
President

folkmusiccanada.org

February 9th, 2018

Folk Music Canada Returns to Folk Alliance International 2018 in Kansas City

Folk Music Canada is pleased to return to Kansas City, o present Canadian artists at the Folk Alliance International Conference, February 14 to 18, 2018.  Folk Music Canada is hosting more than 30 showcase performances over four days at the conference’s host hotel with artists from across Canada, many of whom are also official showcasing artists at the conference. The full schedule is available at www.folkmusiccanada.ca, and on our Facebook event page.

Folk Music Canada will be working to support all of the many Canadian artists at the event, hosting a myriad of activities including showcases, music business meetings and a networking mixer presented with Canadian Music. East Coast Style.

Folk Music Canada is also partnering with CIMA, FolQuébec and the Délégation du Québec à Chicago to host the Folk Alliance Saturday night reception preceding the official showcases.

In a new development this year, FMC will join Folk Alliance International as  Presenting Partner of the International Folk Music Awards on February 14 at the Folly Theatre in Kansas City.

Folk Alliance is a 4 day conference and industry networking event, with seminars and workshops during the day and official showcases in the evening. The music kicks into high gear late at night, with private industry-presented showcases including Folk Music Canada’s presenting music into the wee hours of the morning. It’s an unforgettable experience for all, fostering connections and enriching careers of attending artists and industry members.

Under the banner of #FMCTopNotch, conference attendees and the public can keep track of news and updates about our events and artists during the four-day folk frenzy at Folk Alliance’s host hotel, the Westin Crown Centre. For all news and updates about our events and artists, please follow Folk Music Canada on twitter @folkmusiccanada and include the hashtag #FMCtopnotch in all your social media about Canadian Folk performers during Folk Alliance.

Folk Music Canada acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters in making these events possible.  

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/733035483567511/

 

FOLK MUSIC CANADA – RM 534

Wednesday, February 14, 2018:

Orit Shimoni (AB) 10:30 PM

Raine Hamilton String Trio (MB) 11:00 PM

Ambre McLean (ON) 12:00 AM

Aerialists (ON) 12:30 AM

Rosie & the Riveters (SK) 01:00 AM

Earle and Coffin (NS) 01:30 AM

Cy (NB) 02:00 AM

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018:

Royal Wood (ON) 10:30 PM

Les Poules à Colin (QC) 11:00 PM

Next Generation Leahy (ON) 11:30 PM

Jay Gilday (AB) 12:00 AM

The LYNNeS (ON) 12:30 AM

Wild Rivers (ON) 01:00 AM

Celeigh Cardinal (AB) 01:30 AM

Erin Costelo (NS) 02:00 AM

Jason Lee McKinney Band (TN) 02:30 AM

 

Friday, February 16, 2018:

Amanda Rheaume (ON) 10:30 PM

Julian Taylor (ON) 11:00 PM

Leaf Rapids (MB) 11:30 PM

Campbell Woods (ON) 12:00 AM

Russell deCarle (ON) 12:30 AM

NEeMA (QC) 01:00 AM

Jody Peck (BC) 01:30 AM

The Fugitives (ON) 02:00 AM

Union Duke (ON) 02:30 AM

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018:

Cindy Paul (AB) 10:30 PM

Jack Semple (SK) 11:00 PM

Suzie Vinnick (ON) 11:30 PM

Matthew Byrne (NL) 12:00 AM

Sarah Jane Scouten (ON) 12:30 AM

Bon Débarras (QC) 01:00 AM

Shakura S’Aida (ON) 01:30 AM

Res. (TBA) 02:00 AM

Shreem x Celtic Remixing (ON) 02:30 AM

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joelle May | ModMay Promotions
joelle@modmaypromotions.com

 

December 14th, 2017

Call for applications – FMC at Folk Alliance 2018

Call for applications – FMC at Folk Alliance 2018

Folk Music Canada is happy to announce that we will be offering showcase opportunities at Folk Alliance 2018, from Wednesday February 14 to Saturday February 18, 2018. Interested in being a performer? Application form at this link: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/fai2018/new

We encourage export emerging and export-ready Canadian artists to apply and take advantage of the opportunity to build their international careers.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday December 20, 2017 (11:59 pm EST).

Folk Alliance International conference takes place February 14-18 in Kansas City, Missouri. If this is your first FAI conference, check out the FAI website to learn about the unique aspects of this event. The FMC showcasing at this conference is eligible for funding from Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR and SOCAN Foundation.

For more information contact info@folkmusiccanada.ca.

Thank you to our funders and partners for their support.

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018 : Education, Immigration, Communities.


Appel de candidatures: vitrines MFC chez Folk Alliance 2018

Musique folk du Canada est heureux d’annoncer que nous allons tenir une salle de vitrine à la conference de Folk Alliance 2018, entre le mercredi 14 février et le samedi 18 février. Vous voulez participer? Déposez votre demande ici  
La date limite pour postuler à ce programme est le 20 décembre, 2017 à minuit (heure normale de l’Est).  Contactez-nous à info@folkmusiccanada.ca  pour les détails.

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et à la Feuille de route du Canada 2013-2018 : éducation, immigration, communautés.

December 14th, 2017

It’s a Wrap: FolkNorth 2nd Edition Ends on a High Note!

It’s a Wrap: FolkNorth 2nd Edition Ends on a High Note

Toronto – December 7, 2017 – Praise and positive feedback were the messages received by Folk Music Canada organizers of FolkNorth. Regarded as highly successful and well presented, the export event brought together more than 25 national and international delegates and 24 of the brightest folk acts from Canada and abroad.

The 4-day weekend culminated Monday, December 4th with a conference debriefing session, where delegates shared their recommendations for future directions, touted the quality and diversity of artists programmed, and remarked on the uniqueness and viability of the event. FolkNorth is an export-focused showcase and industry event, which took place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto from December 1st to 4th, 2017.

Folk Music Canada has seen some impactful changes in recent months with incoming President Shoshona Kish taking the reins. In a gutsy move, Kish told delegates and artists alike in a town hall meeting that almost daily changes have meant restructuring, re-envisioning the future, and making some heavy decisions, including whether or not to cancel the 2nd edition of FolkNorth.

We are all committed to Folk Music Canada’s mission,” said Kish. “This FolkNorth weekend really exemplified and brought that home for all us within our community and we feel we reached our goals.”

The Mission –“ Folk Music Canada is a membership organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community and its industry.  We work to raise awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada.

Shoshona Kish’s words echoed similar sentiments throughout the weekend from both artists and delegates.

Steve Johnson, Artistic Director of MerleFest in North Carolina said “The benefit of FolkNorth for me is seeing Canadian artists in one spot. The overall attitude and atmosphere of the event is conducive to peer to peer learning and the opportunity to meet the artists on a personal level makes it much easier to conduct business with them.

Participating export delegates flew in from the U.S., the UK, Europe, and Canada, in a concentrated effort to encourage block booking as well as cross border programming opportunities.  All artists and delegates took part in more than 500 peer-to-meetings as well as roundtable panels and discussions.

Bavo Vanden Broeck,VZW Folkfestival Dranouter in Belgium enjoyed FolkNorth. “I came here as a talent buyer-festival booker and was really impressed by the high calibre, great selection, and big variety of music. I feel ready to book several acts, so FolkNorth was very useful for me.” Check out the full list of confirmed delegates: https://folknorth2017.ca/delegates/

Showcase programming included artists from the United States and England as well as Canada with nightly showcases taking place at Toronto venues Supermarket and Adelaide Hall.  For the full lineup of artists check here: https://folknorth2017.ca/artists/

UK trio The Young’uns exclaimed, “It’s an honour to be here at FolkNorth. It’s been great meeting new musicians and old friends too. It felt like a family atmosphere even though it’s an industry event.”

“I had a fantastic time at Folk North,” said multi- award winning Canadian artist Amanda Rheaume.  “I love how curated and intimate the conference was. I found it much easier, compared to other bigger conferences, to properly connect with delegates and other artists and do actual business. I felt I was able to go deeper with business relationships and even friendships to help establish longer lasting connections and opportunities.”

Canadian artist Quique Escamilla agreed, saying, “It was nice to see delegates from Europe and Canada and see a healthy folk community and to be part of this event. I enjoyed leading a panel on inclusivity and diversity because we need those kinds of conversations and  stories to keep learning and to pay attention, as well as lifted up by some of the stories.”

Board Member Karrnnel Sawitsky says, “The FolkNorth conference brings together a folk community within Canada, North America and outside those borders and I think the event does a really great job of not only combining those communities and building long lasting friendships within them, but also because it is a smaller conference, people spend the weekend together creating long lasting friendships and business relationships.

Doug Cox – Vancouver Island Music Festival and Board Member said, “This FolkNorth weekend was the most intimate, most accessible music conference I have been to. The smallness of this event makes it very large.”

Managing Director Carolyn Sutherland concurs and is eager to move forward in the next chapter. “Everyone came with open minds and hearts.  The music was incredible. Artist showcases were fully attended and well-received by both delegates and fellow artists. There was a sense of community as well as professional international-level participation and mutual support from both delegates and artists. This is an amazing community we are involved with. We couldn’t be more pleased with the success of the event.

Folk Music Canada is thankful for the support of Folk Alliance International, Folk Music Ontario, and ACTRA RACS.

FolkNorth is made possible with the financial support of FACTOR, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.

La deuxième édition de FolkNorth se termine sur une bonne note !  

Les organisateurs de FolkNorth de Folk Music du Canada n’ont reçu que des commentaires dithyrambiques pour leur récente série de rencontres et de vitrines professionnelles. Plus de 25 délégués nationaux et internationaux et 24 des plus brillants artistes folkloriques du Canada et de l’étranger se sont rassemblés pour discuter de l’exportation des artistes canadiens de musique folk.

Cette fin de semaine de 4 jours a culminé le lundi 4 décembre avec une séance de rétroaction, où les délégués ont partagé leurs recommandations pour les orientations futures, vanté la qualité et la diversité des artistes programmés, et ont souligné le caractère unique et la viabilité de l’événement. FolkNorth est la conférence axée sur l’exportation de la musique folk canadienne s’ayant déroulée au Sheraton Centre Toronto du 1er au 4 décembre 2017.

Soulignons que Music Folk du Canada a connu des changements importants au cours des derniers mois. Lors d’une récente assemblée publique, la nouvelle présidente, Shoshona Kish a partagé avec les délégués et artistes présents que Musique Folk du Canada fait face à une restructuration, doit développer une nouvelle vision de l’avenir et prendra des décisions importantes, dont déterminer si une troisième édition de FolkNorth aura lieu.

«Nous sommes tous dévoués à la mission de Folk Music du Canada», a déclaré Kish. «Ce week-end a été le rappel que nous avions eu besoin : que nous ainsi que la communauté folk sommes dévoués à cette mission. Nous sentons avoir atteint nos objectifs.»

La Mission – «Musique Folk du Canada est une organisation de membres qui soutient et promeut la communauté de musique folk canadienne et son industrie. Nous travaillons à sensibiliser la population à l’importance, à la diversité et à la valeur culturelle de tous les types de musique folk au Canada. »

Les mots de Shoshona Kish ont fait écho à des sentiments similaires tout au long de la fin de semaine chez les artistes et les délégués.

Steve Johnson, directeur artistique de MerleFest de la Caroline du Nord, a dit : «L’avantage de FolkNorth pour moi est de voir les artistes canadiens en un seul endroit. L’attitude générale et l’atmosphère de l’événement sont propices à l’apprentissage par les pairs. La possibilité de rencontrer les artistes à un niveau personnel facilite grandement la conduite des affaires avec eux.»

Les diffuseurs se sont déplacés des États-Unis, du Royaume-Uni, de l’Europe et du Canada afin d’encourager les bookings en bloc et développer d’autres projets tels que la programmation transfrontalière. Tous les artistes et délégués ont pris part à plus de 500 rencontres entre pairs ainsi qu’à des tables rondes et à des discussions.

Bavo Vanden Broeck, VZW Folkfestival Dranouter de la Belgique a apprécié FolkNorth. «Je suis venu ici en tant que recruteur d’artistes pour le compte d’un festival et j’étais très impressionné par l’excellente qualité, la sélection et la grande variété de musique. Je me sens prêt à booker plusieurs artistes et spectacles, alors FolkNorth m’a été très utile.» Consultez la liste complète des délégués confirmés : https://folknorth2017.ca/delegates/

La programmation des vitrines comprenait des artistes des États-Unis et de l’Angleterre ainsi que du Canada qui se sont présentés sur les scènes du Supermarket et d’Adelaide Hall. Pour la liste complète des artistes, cliquez ici: https://folknorth2017.ca/artists/

Le trio britannique The Young’uns s’est exclamé : « C’est un honneur d’être ici à FolkNorth. Ça été génial de rencontrer de nouveaux musiciens ainsi que de vieux amis. C’était imprégné d’une atmosphère familiale, même si c’est un évènement de l’industrie ».

«J’ai passé un moment fantastique à FolkNorth», a déclarée l’artiste canadienne primée, Amanda Rheaume. « J’ai aimé  la façon dont la conférence a été organisée. Son intimité m’a permise de dialoguer plus efficacement avec les délégués et les autres artistes.  J’ai senti que j’étais capable d’approfondir mes relations d’affaires, et même mes amitiés, ce qui m’a permise d’établir des rapports qui sont davantage durables ».

L’artiste canadien Quique Escamilla a convenu, en déclarant : « C’était agréable de participer à cet évènement pour voir des délégués de l’Europe et du Canada, et parmi l’ensemble de cette saine communauté folk. J’ai particulièrement apprécié le panel sur l’inclusion et la diversité car nous avons un grand besoin pédagogique, au sein de notre communauté, de tenir ce genre de discussion ».

Karmnel Sawitsky, membre du conseil d’administration dit : « La conférence FolkNorth rassemble les diverses communautés folk du Canada, de l’Amérique du Nord,  et de l’extérieur de ces frontières. Je pense que l’évènement a réussit à rapprocher ces communautés et à cultiver des amitiés durables. De plus, comme la conférence est petite, les gens passent le week-end ensemble et nouent des amitiés et relations d’affaires durables. »

Doug Cox – Vancouver Island Music Festival et membre du conseil d’administration a dit : «FolkNorth a été la conférence musicale la plus intime et accessible à laquelle j’ai assisté. Sa modeste taille la rend d’autant plus grande »

 La directrice générale, Carolyn Sutherland, est d’accord et est enthousiaste d’aller de l’avant : «Tout le monde est venu avec un esprit et un cœur ouverts. La musique était incroyable. Les vitrines d’artistes ont été appréciées par les délégués et les autres artistes. Il y avait une participation internationale et un soutien mutuel de la part des délégués et des artistes. C’est une communauté incroyable dans laquelle nous faisons partie. Nous ne pourrions pas être plus satisfaits du succès de l’événement. »

Folk Music Canada est reconnaissant du soutien de Folk Alliance International, de Folk Music Ontario et d’ACTRA RACS.

FolkNorth est rendu possible grâce au soutien financier de FACTOR, du Conseil des arts du Canada et du gouvernement du Canada.

November 6th, 2017

Welcome to FolkNorth 2017!

FolkNorth

Folk Music Canada Announces the Second Edition of FolkNorth

Folk Music Canada is proud to present the second edition of FolkNorth; an export-focused showcase and industry event that will take place in Toronto from December 1-4, 2017.

Anchored in the goal of expanding market opportunities for the Canadian folk industry and spotlighting the strength of Canadian folk talent on a world stage, FolkNorth will shine the spotlight on some of Canada’s brightest folk acts, along with a few international ones. It will also bring together export delegates from the United States, the United Kingdom, and many more key industry delegates from Canada. Check out confirmed delegates HERE.

The four-day event will be held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, as well as showcases taking place Friday and Saturday nights at The Supermarket and Sunday night at Adelaide Hall, both venues in Toronto. Designed to be small in scope, the weekend focuses on offering high-level opportunities to established Canadian artists, agents, managers, music supervisors and publicists, as well as professional development and networking opportunities for the Canadian folk presenting community.

“The goal of FolkNorth is to get more Canadian folk musicians out into the international market. There is such a wealth of talent in our country and we want to share that. We also want to create an event that is intimate and provides quality networking opportunities where both artists and delegates can forge lasting relationships,” says Shoshona Kish, President of Folk Music Canada.

VISIT the FolkNorth website at FolkNorth.ca.

This year’s showcasing artist roster includes:

Amanda Rheaume (ON)

Canailles (QC)

Cassie & Maggie (NS)

Cheshire Carr (QC)

Durham County Poets (QC)

Jay Gilday (AB)

Jenny Whiteley (ON)

Jody Peck (BC)

Kobo Town (ON)

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards (U.S.)

Leela Gilday (NT)

Les Tireux d’Roches (QC)

MAZ (QC)

Quique Escamilla (ON)

Red Moon Road (MB)

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar (ON)

Shakura S’Aida (ON)

Shauit (QC)

Son of Town Hall (U.S.-U.K)

Steph Cameron (SK)

Steve Poltz (U.S.)

The Small Glories (MB)

The Young’uns (U.K)

 

KEY INFORMATION
Showcase & industry summit bridging Canada and the world
December 1-4, 2017 Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON (downtown Toronto)

REGISTER for FolkNorth HERE.

Cost to register for FolkNorth (for Folk Music Canada members):

$225 early bird (EXTENDED until November 26)

$375 regular (November 27 onward).

To become a member of Folk Music Canada (for as little as $20 per year), click HERE.

Registration includes attendance at all business meetings, workshops, and receptions. Showcase artists need not be registered for FolkNorth, however one artist representative must register to represent each showcase artist at business meetings.

Questions?

Contact us: folknorth@folkmusiccanada.ca

SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: facebook.com/folkmusiccanada
Twitter: @folkmusiccanada
Instagram: @folkmusiccanada
Hashtag: #FolkNorth17

September 5th, 2017

Folk Music Canada Announces Luncheon Performances at the 2017 Americana Music Conference

Folk Music Canada is  thrilled to announce the line-up for the #FMCTopNotch showcase to be presented as part of the official programming for AmericanaFest on Friday, September 15 from 12pm to 2pm.

These activities will be part of the official programming for the 18th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which gathers thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world from September 12 to 17  in Nashville, TN and includes more than 200 performances.

As part of its showcasing endeavours, Folk Music Canada is proud to be presenting the following artists at the 2017 edition of AmericanaFest:

12pm Nice Horse (Toronto, ON)

12:20pm David Myles  (Halifax, NS)

12:40pm Joey Wright (Toronto, ON)

1pm April Verch (Ottawa Valley, ON)

1:15pm The Dead South (Regina, SK)

1:30pm Jenny Whiteley (Elphin, ON)

The showcase runs from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the InDo Nashville, 632 Fogg St. Nashville, TN.

Folk Music Canada is a member-driven organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community, and is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada.

Thank you to our funders and partners for their support.

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018 : Education, Immigration, Communities, and by Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et à la Feuille de route du Canada 2013-2018 : éducation, immigration, communautés, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

August 11th, 2017

Showcase applications: Folk Music Ontario and NERFA

As part of its ongoing work to promote Canadian folk music to new export markets, Folk Music Canada is encouraging export-ready artists to apply for the two following opportunities.

There is NO cost to apply to either showcase, but you MUST be a member of Folk Music Canada.  You can join Folk Music Canada here: http://folkmusiccanada.org/join/

Folk Music Ontario

Once again in 2017, Folk Music Canada will be hosting private showcase at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference, taking place at the October 19-22, 2017, at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in Mississauga, ON.

DEADLINE: August 23, 2017
LINK TO APPLY: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/2017

NERFA (Northeastern Regional Folk Alliance)

Nov. 9-12 at the Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel in Stamford, CT
DEADLINE: September 4, 2017
LINK TO APPLY: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/nerfa2017


Appel pour candidatures: Vitrines à NERFA et FMO

Musique folk du Canada est heureux d’annoncer deux opportunités pour vitrines.   Nous encourageons les artistes canadiens prêts pour l’exportation à s’inscrire à ces programmes afin de profiter de cette opportunité de développer leur carrière internationale .Coût pour postuler: 0$ (mais doit être membre de Musique folk du Canada)

Folk Music Ontario
19 au 22 octobre, Mississauga
DATE LIMITE: 23 août
Lien: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/2017

NERFA (Northeastern Regional Folk Alliance)

Nov. 9-12 at the Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel in Stamford, CT
DEADLINE: 4 septembre, 2017
LINK TO APPLY: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/nerfa2017

Contactez-nous à info@folkmusiccanada.ca  pour les détails.

June 21st, 2017

AmericanaFest: Call for Applications/appel de candidatures pour vitrines

 

As part of its ongoing work to promote Canadian folk music to new export markets, Folk Music Canada is encouraging export-ready artists to apply for the two following opportunities:

Americana Music Showcase – Friday September 15, 2017
DEADLINE: July 5, 2017 11:59 PST (ie by end of day Wednesday July 5, 2017)
Cost to apply: 0$ but must be a member of Folk Music Canada
Link to apply:
https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/ama2017

In addition to showcasing events, Folk Music Canada will be offering networking and market intel gathering at the following events.  Please get in touch if you would like further information.

A big thanks to Global Affairs Canada, and FACTOR for making these events possible.


Appel pour candidatures: Vitrines à AmericanaFest

Musique folk du Canada est heureux d’annoncer deux opportunités pour vitrine.   Nous encourageons les artistes canadiens prêts pour l’exportation à s’inscrire à ces programmes afin de profiter de cette opportunité de développer leur carrière internationale.

Americana Music – vendredi, 15 septembre 2015
DATE LIMITE: 5 juillet, 2017 11:59 PST
Coût pour postuler: 0$ (mais doit être membre de Musique folk du Canada)
Lien:https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/ama2017

Contactez-nous à info@folkmusiccanada.ca  pour les détails.

May 2nd, 2017

Folk Music Canada Announces Executive Director to Step Down

The Board of Directors of Folk Music Canada announces that Tamara Kater will step down from her post as Executive Director at the end of the summer.  After almost 6 years working for our organization, Tamara has decided to move on to new challenges. The board was informed of this decision in March and has since developed a transition and succession plan, which will include the search for the next Folk Music Canada Executive Director.  The job search will be announced within the coming days here.

Tamara joined the organization in 2011 and since that time has worked expertly in collaboration with the board of directors in building Folk Music Canada to be a dynamic music industry association.  “Folk Music Canada has benefited from Tamara’s passion and expertise and we wish her every success in the next stage of her career,” said Chair of the Board of Directors, Matthew Large.

I am proud of the work I have done for this organization, for our members and the services we now offer to support community, enrich our culture and foster our industry,” said Tamara of her work with the Toronto-based organization.

Under Tamara’s leadership, Folk Music Canada developed an array of export development initiatives, including showcase opportunities for Canadian folk artists at key music industry events and, in December 2016, the launch of the inaugural edition of FolkNorth, a showcase and industry summit held in Toronto.  During her tenure the organization grew its annual budget from $29 000 in 2011, to $129 000 in 2016, and entrenched itself as a critical part of the folk community and the Canadian music industry landscape.

The dedication, expertise and commitment that Tamara has brought to Folk Music Canada are substantial. The Board of Directors wishes her every success in her future endeavours.

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Key links

Job posting (to be listed in coming days) http://folkmusiccanada.org/folk-music-canada-job-posting/

Folk Music Canada http://folkmusiccanada.org

FolkNorth https://folknorth.ca

 

About Folk Music Canada

Folk Music Canada is a membership organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community and its industry.  We work to raise awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada.

 

Folk Music Canada works to promote the excellence in Canadian Folk music to export markets through more than 150 international showcase presentations per year, and its showcase and industry summit, FolkNorth, taking place in Toronto from December 1 to 3, 2017.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Folk-Music-Canada-193962860614256/

Twitter: @folkmusiccanada @FolkNorthFMC

Instagram: @folkmusiccanada

 

April 3rd, 2017

Canadian Folk Music Awards opens 2017 submissions

The 13th edition of the CFMA weekend takes place November 18 and 19, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario! Submissions are now open! Canadian artists and groups whose albums were released in Canada between June 15, 2016 to June 14, 2017 are eligible. The earlybird submission deadline is April 30, 2017. The final deadline is June 23, 2017. Submit here! http://folkawards.ca/eligibility/online-submission/