Folk Music Canada Announces Executive Director to Step Down

May 2nd, 2017

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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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.




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