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How to Get A Winterfolk XI Gig

This year, Winterfolk will hire about 150 artists. The artistic selection process will be similar to previous years, and below is a description of how we select our artists.
What Winterfolk brings to our Artists
We supply an audience – Great to break in new territory!
Typically, we try to offer artists 2 – 3 paid performance opportunities during the Winterfolk weekend.

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Looking For Some Good Volunteers

We welcome your application. Join with other members of the commuity to help us make a difference. Though our annual showcase event is the Winterfolk festival in February, our work is ongoing. We appreciate the help of good volunteers year round.

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Purchase A Better World CD’s

3disccoversWe produce one or two albums per year on topics of social conscious, comprised of tracks selected from artists' submissions from all over the world. 

All of our albums have received worldwide radio play, generated positive press, and made a difference in the world.

We put artists in touch with issues, and connect their words to the world. 

Proceeds from CD sales on most titles are sent to various charities such as Earth Day Canada, and more.

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Personal Sponsorship

This is the first year we have offered personal sponsorship opportunities for individuals and groups.

Personal Sponsorship Packages

One Time – Click on the items below to donate.

Monthly Recurring

Can be cancelled at any time

http://www.abetterworld.ca/wp-content/uploads/wflogoLoRes.pngIf you enjoy the music, then help to support the festival. 

It’s a simple formula. If you enjoy the music, then help to support the festival.

Your support of Winterfolk will help us to continue to present quality roots and blues music on an ongoing basis, and as well provide paid performance opportunities for artists. The majority of our budget goes to performing artists, most of whom are local talent. You donation goes directly into the roots community and for the enrichment of the art form for all to enjoy. More About Winterfolk

All Personal Sponsors Receive

  • ‘I Support Roots Music in Toronto’ badges – so you will not be asked for a donation at the door.
  • Name recognition on our website, with thanks.

The Spawning of Winterfolk

In a recent flashback moment, as I was pondering about the upcoming Winterfolk XI, and how it grew from a simple 'dream'. But then I realized that Winterfolk was spawned as the result of an unthinking and spontaneous response, and the 'dream' part didn’t come till later.

I’ve learned that all things are connected, and more so everything happens in its own time at exactly the right moment. Well, eleven years later I still emit a minor chortle whenever I recollect how it all began. I’ve told this story before – Im not proud –  and I certainly think it is a fitting opening to my new blog. (more…)

Winterfolk 10th Edition Festival Deemed Outstanding Success

Folk Alliance International will participate to launch second decade

Anyone who attended the 2012 landmark tenth anniversary edition of Toronto’s Winterfolk Roots and Blues Festival on February 16-20, 2012 knew they were part of a vibrant local roots community that has grown constantly during the last decade. (more…)

Welcome to Brian’s Blog

This is the first entry in my blog. Hopefully I will post something every week or two. Part of my goal is to have an increased FB presence, get more involved in the postings – as I have mostly delegated this task to others in the past – and become more visible and personal to our fans and audience.   (more…)

Winterfolk VIII Gallery

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How to Get A Winterfolk XI Gig

Three Ways to Get a Winterfolk Gig – Artistic Selection Committee – Online Submissions – Live Auditions

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There is a lot of information on this page. Please take the time to read it carefully.

Winterfolk XI – Feb 14 – 17, 2013

This year, Winterfolk will hire about 150 artists. The artistic selection process will be similar to previous years, and below is a description of how we select our artists.

Play for Large Attentive and Appreciative Audiences

Many Artists Consider Winterfolk a Dream Gig

 

What Winterfolk brings to our Artists

We supply an good audience – Great to break in new territory!

Typically, we try to offer artists 2 – 3 paid performance opportunities during the Winterfolk weekend.

  • Remuneration will be based on budget considerations, which varies every year. (more…)

Concert For Earthday Pictures Now Online

 

The Association of Artists for a Better World and The Delta Hotel have joined forces to help raise funds for Earth Day Canada.

Enjoy an evening of great music featuring Mose Scarlett, Wendell Ferguson, The Guitar Boys of Alderon (Brian Gladstone and Noah Zacharin with Tony Quarrington), Sue and Dwight, Sebastian Agnello, Andy Griffiths, HOTCHA!, and others.

Earth Day Director of Communications Keith Treffry, will drop in to say a few words.

Suggested Donation: $10 or more

Looking For Some Good Sponsors

• Winterfolk programming supports our community, and offers stages to new and emerging talent.
• Winterfolk is presented by 'A Better World', a registered Not-For-Profit Organization in the province of Ontario.
• Participating venues have reported up to a 100% increase in revenues during the Winterfolk weekend.
• Winterfolk is supported and sanctioned by the Danforth BIA. (Business Improvement Area)
• Winterfolk is a member of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals. (OCFF)