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Folkrum is a registered not-for-profit organization working towards the creation of a unique space where the full spectrum of activities associated with music creation, performance, and community involvement can take place.


It is an Ottawa-based artistic hub that fosters learning, development, and creativity by bringing together local musicians, artists, audiences, and community groups. Folkrum serves the entire spectrum of ability, from local non-professional and emerging artists of all ages, to established and touring professionals.


Folkrum believes in the transformative power of artistic expression. Our founding principle is that nurturing and promoting artistic activity along with encouraging an engaged and inclusive community strengthens the cultural fabric of Ottawa and the region.


While searching for a permanent home since 2014, Folkrum has been very active in supporting local artists in the community by hosting and promoting shows, offering artists in residences program, and providing programming and expertise at local events and festivals.





The Bronson Centre has advised us that they will not be offering a lease to Folkrum for exclusive use of the Community Hall. This means that our plans to open a venue at the Bronson Centre will not go forward.


We are deeply disappointed about this change in plans, both for ourselves and for the artists and communities we serve.


Until further notice, we are not accepting proposals for programming.


For those of you looking for temporary spaces for your events, there is a new online tool hosted by the Arts Network Ottawa that is free for all to use. It’s called SpaceFinder. Check it out at


If you have any questions, please contact us by email at folkrum (at)