Folk Alliance International – Culture Ireland Showcase Call
For the past 6 years Culture Ireland has led a delegation of artists to Folk Alliance International as it forms a central element of the Culture Ireland Showcase Programme, creating and supporting future opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work worldwide.
In place of an in-person conference in 2021, Folk Alliance International (FAI) is hosting Folk Unlocked, a four-day virtual event which will include panel discussions, workshops, showcases, peer group meetings, exhibit spaces and networking 22-25 February 2021.
Culture Ireland has been invited to participate in this event as a Spotlight Showcase presenter in 2021. This will involve four selected acts presenting in a one-hour professionally produced simulated-live showcases where artists and their teams can interact with the attendees in real time. This is a key opportunity to reach the industry delegates attending Folk Unlocked, as well as fans through a public ticket.
Each selected musician/band will receive a 15 minute slot as a part of our hour-long showcase. Video production costs will be covered by Culture Ireland and the artist will have use of the material after the event.
Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
• Evidence that they are in a position to capitalise on this Showcase opportunity including availability of promotional materials and management or agency support
• Quality of production and presentation
• Positive independent critical recognition
Applicants should submit through the Culture Ireland Showcase application system – you can start your application by clicking here.
Applicants should include:
• High Quality Video footage of the band in performance.
• MP3s of at least three audio tracks
The closing date for applications is 7 December 2020 at 5pm.
Applications will be assessed in partnership with Folk Alliance International on the basis of fulfilment of the criteria above and taking account of artistic excellence, diversity and gender parity.