RESOURCES

GUIDES & TOOLS

We publish an annual list of festivals, thanks to the support of The SOCAN Foundation. You can find it here: Folk Music Canada Festival Listing

We have compiled a list of Canadian Folk Venues, thanks to the support of The SOCAN Foundation. You can find it here: Canadian folk venue listing

EXPORT FUNDING STRATEGIES FOR CANADIAN ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS - sources and processes

Crossing the US Border to Perform, Tour, and Sell Your Music

Tips & Resources for Touring Artists

Promoting yourself at a folk music conference

Image by Joel Wyncott

FUNDING HELP

SOCAN Foundation

International showcasing assistance
 

Canada Council for the Arts

Audience and Market Development  (can support showcasing at contact events)

 
Canada Council for the Arts

Explore & Create Grants (for individuals, organizations)

 
FACTOR

Music Grants (For individuals, organizations.  Can support recording, marketing, showcasing, touring and business development)

CANADIAN CONFERENCES & SHOWCASE EVENTS

Folk Music Ontario
www.folkmusicontario.ca

 

Canadian Folk Music Awards
www.folkawards.ca

 

ECMA Conference
www.ecma.com

CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association)
www.capacoa.ca

 

La Bourse RIDEAU
www.rideau-inc.qc.ca

 

Contact East (Organized by the APA – Atlantic Presenters Association)
Submission Information: www.iwanttoshowcase.ca
www.contacteast.ca

 

Ontario Contact (Organized by CCI – Canadian Cultural Impresarios)
Submission Information: www.iwanttoshowcase.ca
www.ontariocontact.ca

 

Contact Ontarois (Organized by Réseau Ontario)
reseauontario.ca

 

Pacific Contact (Organized by BCTC – BC Touring Council)
bctouring.org/pacific-contact

 

Alberta Showcase (Organized by ATAA – Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta)
Submission Information: www.iwanttoshowcase.ca
www.artstouring.com/showcase.php

 

OSAC “Showcase” Conference
www.osac.sk.ca

 

Showcase Manitoba (Organized by the Manitoba Arts Network)

http://www.manitobaartsnetwork.ca/showcase-contact

 

Canadian Music Week
www.cmw.net

 

NXNE
www.nxne.com

INDIE (Independent) Music Awards
www.indies.ca

 

Juno Awards
http://junoawards.ca/

 

The Blues Summit / Maple Blues Awards (Organized by the Toronto Blues Society)
http://torontobluessociety.com

 

BreakOut West Festival (Organized by the Western Canadian Music Alliance)
breakoutwest.ca

 

Canadian Country Music Awards / Country Music Week (Organized by the Canadian Country Music Association)
http://www.ccma.org

 

Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week
www.musicnovascotia.ca/nsmw

 

MusicNL Conference
www.musicnl.ca/

 

Showcase PEI
http://www.musicpei.com/showcasepei/

Music New Brunswick Awards / Music Week
www.musicnb.org

 

Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA)
www.coca.org

 

COCA Central Regional Conference
www.coca.org

 

COCA Eastern Regional Conference
Held annually in conjunction with Music Nova Scotia Week
www.coca.org

 

COCA Western Regional Conference
www.coca.org

 

ADISQ (Association québecoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video)

www.adisq.com
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES & SHOWCASE EVENTS

Folk Alliance International Conference
www.folk.org

 

FOLK ALLIANCE REGIONS AND THEIR CONFERENCES
http://swrfa.com

 

FARM – Folk Alliance Regional Midwest
www.farmfolk.org

 

SERFA – Southeast Regional Folk Alliance
www.serfa.org

 

Far-West – Folk Alliance Region West
www.far-west.org

 

NERFA – Northeast Regional Folk Alliance
www.nerfa.org

 

SXSW – South by Southwest
www.sxsw.com

 

American Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
www.apap365.org

 

The Americana Music Association Conference & Festival
http://americanamusic.org

 

Western Arts Alliance (WAA)

www.westarts.org

 

Arts Northwest
www.artsnw.org

 

WOMEX – World Music Expo

http://www.womex.com/

 

MIDEM
http://www.midem.com