Applications open for MusicOntario's private showcases at Folk Alliance International!

Posted on
September 11, 2019

MUSICONTARIO @ FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL 2020
January 22-26 @ The Sheraton – New Orleans, LA

MusicOntario is pleased to host our sixth annual private showcase suite at Folk Alliance International 2020, the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Blues, Bluegrass, Roots, Celtic, Cajun, Appalachian, Traditional, World, and Singer-Songwriter), boasting a comprehensive conference, custom business opportunities and hundreds of showcasing opportunities.

MusicOntario creates this opportunity to support Ontario-based artists and companies in their export, touring, and professional strategies. We welcome applications from tradition and iteration of folk music. Please keep in mind that:

  • You must be an Ontario-based artist to be eligible.
  • MusicOntario members in good standing receive a stipend for their performance.
  • Showcases are brief – 15 minutes each, with 5 minutes to change over.
  • Showcases take place in suites in the host hotel, so you must have an acoustic configuration, with only light percussion permitted.
  • MusicOntario will provide a sound technician for performers to use.
  • In order to perform, you must be registered with the Folk Alliance International conference – head to https://folkconference.org/register for rates; discounted advance rates end on October 31, 2019.
  • We suggest you start exploring funding/grant opportunities ASAP if you hope to offset costs related to attending a business and showcase conference like Folk Alliance.
  • A non-refundable administrative fee of $15.00 per submission is applicable if you are not a current member in good standing of MusicOntario. The discounted members-only rate is $5.00 per submission.


Application deadline is November 15, 2019.

All applications will be reviewed by our independent Talent Committee. We appreciate all submissions, however, for administrative purposes, only successful applicants will be contacted.

If you would like to learn more about MusicOntario membership, please contact Sam Rayner: samr@music-ontario.ca.

Thank you!

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