Ireland at English Folk Expo 2022 Opportunity for Delegates to Attend
Culture Ireland invites interested artists and/or music industry professionals to join Ireland’s delegation at English Folk Expo 2022, where Ireland is the focus country. The 2022 Expo which is part of the Manchester Folk Festival takes place from 13 - 15 October 2022. The Ireland partnership offers an opportunity for those in the Irish music industry to engage directly with international music industry professionals, including agents, and festival and venue programmers.
Culture Ireland is offering a limited number of delegate bursaries aimed at artists (including artists’ management or agents) who have a track record of touring internationally, have excellent promotional material available and who would benefit from attending the event to promote their work at this unique music industry marketplace.
In addition to attending the full English Folk Expo programme, selected delegates will participate in the national stand to promote their work to the international arts industry presenters and promoters.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• established artists (including artists’ management and agents) with a track record of national and international performance (self-managed bands, ensembles and solo artists are all eligible)
Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
• evidence that they are in a position to capitalise on this opportunity including availability of promotional materials
• evidence of positive independent critical recognition for the artist
• completeness and quality of their application
Applicants should include:
• High Quality Video footage of the proposed artist being promoted.
The award (€550 per delegate) is towards the costs of return flights, a delegate’s pass for full access to English Folk Expo and a contribution towards accommodation and subsistence. Only one delegate bursary will be awarded per group.
Applicants should submit through the Culture Ireland Showcase application system – you can start your application by clicking here.
The closing date for applications is Monday 27th June at 5pm.
Further information about English Folk Expo is available here