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Folk Music Ontario runs multiple year-round programs as well as specialized programs during the Folk Music Ontario Conference. Please see below for a list of activities, and click the links for more information:


Ontario Folk Music Awards

October 2024

Every year, the best folk music artists are celebrated at the Ontario Folk Music Awards

Eligible artists can apply for the following awards:

Album of the Year
Recording Artist of the Year
Artist of the Year
Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award - Presented by the Ontario Arts Council
Song of the Year
Taylor Mitchell Scholarship for Developing Artist of the Year

Export Development Program

2024 year-round

The  Export Development Program (EDP) brings together presenters from regional, national, and international markets, pairing them with export-ready showcasing artists for one-on-one pitch meetings, networking, and showcases.