Showcase Scotland Expo have now opened artist applications for several showcasing opportunities in 2019. To simplify the process we have combined applications for three events into a single form.
The events are East Coast Music Association (ECMA), the Visit and English Folk Expo. You’ll find further information about each of them below and guidance notes for applying are included on page 2 of the form itself.
The application deadline for all three events is 5pm on Monday 14th January 2019. Please return your forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Coast Music Association (ECMA) – Held on Prince Edward Island, this is a significant gathering of Canadian festivals and venues, one of the largest in Canada. Delegates also attend from overseas and come from pockets of Europe as well as the USA. Each performer will be paid a small fee by the festival and your hotels are covered for two nights, backline will also be provided. Two artists will be selected. Relevant if you are keen to develop the North American markets.
The Visit 2019 will focus on Southern Europe. Falling in the months after Brexit, it is extremely important that we continue to build relationships with our European partners. In 2019 we will focus on Europe (south of Germany) plus the Netherlands and Belgium and in 2020 Northern Europe (Germany and North), there will also be delegates from Eastern Europe attending both. A £30 performance expense will be provided to each musician and concerts will be taking place at Perth Concert Halls and Edinburgh Queen’s Hall. Some of these concerts will be open to the public and the venues will directly discuss with each artist a performance fee for these shows. The delegates are comprised of festivals, venues and agents. Previous editions of this event have been hugely successful resulting in Scottish focuses at the Lorient festival in France as well as the Rudolstadt Festival in Germany. Multiple agency deals have been secured and numerous international performances achieved. Twenty one artists will be selected. Relevant if you are keen to develop South of Europe markets including the France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, and also the Netherlands and Belgium.
English Folk Expo takes place during the Manchester Folk Festival. Each act will be offered a paid performance as part of the festival and you will be responsible for covering your travel within this fee. The Festival will also provide one night’s accommodation for you on the day of your performance. Each artist will also perform a short set as part of a 2 hour Showcase Scotland reception. Backline and production will be provided. Four artists will be selected. Relevant if you are keen to develop predominantly the UK market.
Festival de Musiques à Avignon (https://www.lacestdelamusique.com) This is a conference which attracts theatres and concert halls looking for dance, theatre and music and is an opportunity to open up concert halls and arts centres tours for artists in France.
If you have any questions about these opportunities or the application process please do not hesitate to ask.
All the best
Showcase Scotland Expo