The Visit in 2018 is for the Australian and New Zealand markets. We have several festivals already showing interest and they range from Womadelaide and Womad New Zealand to Sydney Opera House and the Woodford Festivals. Download the application form.
Australia and New Zealand are an extremely lucrative market for Scottish artists and several bands have done extremely well there.
The festival circuits take place in our winter and so it’s a great time to augment incomes. It is a long way to travel, but most of the festivals will pay well for overseas artists and as a general rule you can expect for a first time to earn between £2000 and £6000 per festival, making it possible to travel there and cover visas (£400 a person).
This version of the Visit sees us bringing in agents as well as press agents, venues and festivals and so is a rounded approach, designed to really help you break the market over there.
The Visit is taking place between the 12th and 15th of August 2018 in Perth and Edinburgh. The 12th will see a lunch held where one member of each band will meet all of the delegates prior to any showcases taking place. We realise August is a busy time, but it is the winter for Australia and New Zealand and is the best time to deliver the event.
After applications have closed, the panel will be meeting in early January and you will be advised shortly afterwards of their decision.
If you have any questions please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0141 337 2062.
The application form is downloadable in pdf format. Please complete and return it to us by 5pm on Tuesday 19th December 2017 to be considered. Be sure to thoroughly check the guidance notes on the first page of the form to make sure you meet the criteria.
All the best!
The Showcase Scotland Expo Team