Folk Music Ontario is Canada’s largest annual conference devoted to the folk, roots, and traditional music community. The conference offers training, showcasing, and networking opportunities for artists and music industry professionals in Canada and the international Folk community, with customized programming for folks at any stage of their career, from emerging to export-ready.

WHO CAN APPLY: Artists are encouraged to apply at any stage of their music career. Showcases are awarded based on artistic merit and performance readiness, and are assessed by a committee of music industry professionals. We welcome applications from outside of Ontario and Canada; International artists, and artists based outside of Ontario are eligible to apply and showcase. 


FOLK MUSIC ONTARIO CONFERENCE 2023 - Showcase Application Fees
FMO Member Rate: $15.00
Non-Member Rate: $35.00

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All applicants will be contacted regarding their application within four weeks following the application deadline. Artists not chosen for an official showcase may still have the opportunity to play in a spotlight showcase, sponsored showcase, or open stage event. 

All showcases will be taking place in-person, during the Folk Music Ontario Conference, October 12-15th, 2023, in London, Ontario. Should we need to move some programming online due to gathering restrictions, we will contact you.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: All applicants - regardless of if they are selected for a showcase - will be sent a code to access discount artist pricing on conference registration fees. Official and Spotlight Showcase artists and their support team must pay to attend the conference. Artist are guaranteed a discounted conference registration rate regardless of Showcase award status. Watch for this code in your email once the conference registration opens!

For more info:

2023 Folk Music Ontario Showcase Applications

  • March 7 - April 14, 2023