Postcards from Scotland is an ambitious new initiative from Showcase Scotland Expo which sees us linking up with festivals around the world to deliver a 90 minute online programme as part of their digital festivals (One festival per nation). We are still talking with festivals, but confirmed so far are some of the largest names in folk festivals from across the globe. Each musician will be paid £100 per person (MU recommended rate for up to 6 months streaming) and tip jars will operate and will be split amongst the 18 profiled artists.
In addition to ensuring that Scottish talent is seen at all these festivals that are going on line we anticipate that around 10 festivals will be involved, this should also been seen as a showcase opportunity.The programming of the final line up (which will be the same programme for each festival) is being selected by the artistic directors who will form one group to select artists.
This means that all of those festivals will see and hear material from artists that they may not be aware of, so this is in-fact an opportunity to get directly in-front of some of the most significant festival directors in the world. (We anticipate that 40 artists will be selected by an independent panel to be presented to those directors) Turn around times are really really tight on this and we need to get the applications back by next Friday, so Friday the 26th of June at 5pm.
The link to apply is here.