Canadian Folk Music Awards in Toronto (Dec 2016)
With a two year plan in the works, the CFMA will deliver the largest ever Canadian Folk Music Awards in Toronto (Dec 2016) in our 12 year history. Our overarching theme will be supporting folk and roots musicians and the industry as a whole in Ontario, across Canada, and internationally. To help expand everyones market opportunities, we are partnering closely with Folk Alliance International to make Toronto a huge success. We also aim to raise the profile of folk and roots music across the Canadian public, in all genres from classic folk, world, aboriginal, francophone, and innovative, creative new music. In Ontario alone, we estimate an audience of over 500,000 people and a dollar impact value of $44 million.
Canadian artists who have released recordings between June 15, 2015and June 14, 2016are eligible to submit their work for the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Artist eligibility criteria applies to all categories. Canadian artists, for the purposes of this competition, are defined as follows:
A Canadian citizen or;A landed immigrant or;A person who has resided in Canada for two years (including the eligibility period).In the case of group submissions, at least 50% of group members must fulfill one of the above definitions of Canadian artist.
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Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is the central catalyst for the provinces cultural media cluster including book publishing, film and television, interactive digital media, magazine publishing and music industries.