Festivals and Major Events Canada (FAME) harnesses the knowledge and experience of our world-class festivals and events to provide leadership in advancing the economic and societal importance of our sector. We are centres of innovation, engines of tourism and job growth, and an enduring symbol of our collective Canadian culture on the international stage.
FAME is a member-financed advocacy organization representing the festivals and major events sector in Canada.
FAME speaks as the recognized national voice of our sector. We work collaboratively with industry partners, government, media and the public to advocate for ever-improved federal funding policies. Our goal is to achieve sustainable investment programs for Canadian festivals and events.
FAME’s members include Canada’s leading international arts, cultural and heritage-based festivals and events.
Members aim to present the highest calibre programming to diverse Canadian audiences and to visitors from around the world.
Thriving festivals and events are crucial for Canada’s economic health and global competitiveness.
Our sector creates thousands of jobs. We attract millions of tourists, generate billions in consumer spending, and raise significant tax revenue for all three levels of government. Festivals and events serve as an important economic engine – one that powers business from coast to coast.