Culture Ireland Supporting Attendance at jazzahead! (April 2019)
Culture Ireland is inviting applications from artists, labels and promoters for support to attend Jazzahead!, the international jazz tradeshow and showcase, taking place in Bremen, Germany from 25 – 28 April 2019.
jazzahead! is one of the most important international professional markets for jazz and improvised music of all persuasions. The four-day event attracts more than 3,000 industry attendees from over 55 countries, including hundreds of concert and festival bookers, labels, publishers, distributors, managers and the world's media. Further information of the event is available here.
For 2019, Culture Ireland is offering a 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, and a clear demonstration of the benefits of your attendance at jazzahead! is also essential.
Ireland’s presence at jazzahead! is led by the Improvised Music Company.
Should you be successful in your application, Improvised Music Company will host dedicated pre-event meetings with each recipient to establish your aims and goals for attending the tradeshow. Success at industry events such as jazzahead! are largely based on considered preparation on the part of the applicant, with assistance from Culture Ireland and Improvised Music Company. Additionally, a condition of the bursary is a requirement to assist with periodic delegate staffing of the Irish booth.
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 25th February 2019.