Culture Ireland Supporting Attendance at Jazzahead! (April 2017)
Culture Ireland is inviting applications from artists, labels and promoters for support for attendance at Jazzahead! taking place in Bremen, Germany from 27 to 30 April 2017.
JAZZAHEAD is now one of the most important international professional market for jazz and improvised music all persuasions. The four-day event attracts more than 3000 industry attendees from over 55 countries, including hundreds of concert and festival bookers, labels, publishers, distributors, managers and the world's media. Since its formation in 2006 JAZZAHEAD has become the principal annual showcase for the jazz industry throughout Europe and increasingly Asia, the US and Canada. Further information of the event is available here.
Working with the Improvised Music Company, Culture Ireland is examining the feasibility of an expanded Irish presence at the event from 2018 onwards.
For 2017, Culture Ireland is offering a very limited number of delegate bursaries aimed at those artists, managers, members of resource organisations and companies who have a track record of achievement in the contemporary jazz genre. Experience of touring internationally, the availability of excellent promotional material a clear demonstration of the benefits of your attendance at Jazzahead! is also essential.
Attendees will also be asked to submit a short report about their experience including recommendations of future Irish involvement at the event.
The award (€600 per delegate) is towards the costs of return flights, registration and a contribution towards accommodation and subsistence.
Only one delegate bursary will be awarded per organisation.
Applicants should apply online to Culture Ireland. Click here to apply.
The deadline for proposals is Monday 6th March 2017.