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Alka Sharma

Executive Director,
Folk Music Ontario
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Alka Sharma is the Executive Director of Folk Music Ontario, previously the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF), based in Canada's national capital, Ottawa. In this role she oversees the operations, staffing and programming of Canada's largest folk music industry event. Prior to this role, she worked as the Interim Executive Director at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival coordinating the country's largest multicultural cinema event. Preceding that she served as the Senior Manager of Operations with the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. Alka sits on the Folk Alliance International Board as the Treasurer and as a Board Member for the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Ottawa Music Industry Coalition and Arboretum Festival in Ottawa.