Showcase Scheme

The Showcase Scheme has as its primary aim, the creation of new opportunities for Irish artists to present their work on the global stage.

This aim is achieved through the support of Irish artists to participate at industry showcase events. Where possible as part of their participation. Culture Ireland facilitates artists to present their work to international delegates, including programmers and presenters.

The strategic priorities for the Showcase Scheme are:

  • To ensure ongoing contact between Irish artists and key international presenters/programmers
  • To increase awareness and interest by the international sector of recent and new work by Irish artists with a view to future collaboration/partnership/presentation
  • To provide mentorship for artists with specific reference to presentation of their work in the international environment
  • To promote high quality digital recordings/promotional materials to showcase Irish artists.

Music from Ireland is a programme, delivered in partnership with First Music Contact to showcase Irish music internationally.

Culture Ireland leads Irish delegations to events such as WOMEX World Music Expo, Classical: NEXT and Folk Alliance International and partners with national resource organisations in the delivery of many of the other Showcases as listed below.



2024 Culture Ireland Showcase Programme

Applications to form part of the Culture Ireland delegations are usually made by open call and must be made online. 

Details of all events are posted on our website.

Successful applicants must complete a Showcase Report following their showcase activity.





Application Eligibility Requirements and Criteria

Culture Ireland Regular Grant Assessment Process

Grant Terms and Conditions

How to draw down your grant

Submit Grant Round Outcome Report Form

Submit Showcase/Delegate Outcome Report Form

Submit See Here Outcome Report Form

Bank Mandate Form

Download Summary Expenditure Sheet (Excel)