Inaugural Culture Ireland Showcase at Tradfest 2019
In 2019 Culture Ireland and Tradfest are initiating a new Showcase opportunity for emerging Irish musicians as part of the annual Festival in Dublin in January.
Culture Ireland invites applications from bands at the early stages of their career who wish to participate in this Showcase performance as part of Tradfest 2019. The Showcase event will take place on Friday 25 January 2019. Bands included in the Tradfest 2019 programme are not eligible to apply.
Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
• The band or individual musician must be able to demonstrate a national profile
• The band should not already have any significant international touring record
• The artist(s) must have audio and promotional materials and management or agency support
• quality of production and presentation
• evidence of positive independent critical recognition of significance
Applicants should submit through the Culture Ireland Showcase application system – you can start your application by clicking here. A contribution towards local travel costs for artists outside of Dublin will be included. Applicants must include:
• High Quality Video footage of the band in performance.
• MP3s of at least three audio tracks
Culture Ireland will prepare a shortlist of artists from the applicants and the final selection will be made by Tradfest. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th October at 5pm.