SHOWCASE SCOTLAND EXPO have negotiated a Year of Scotland at the Lorient Interceltique Festival  in Brittany France 2017. The Focus is supported by, the Scottish Government, Creative Scotland, Visit Scotland, TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland), Feis Rois, Scottish Music Centre, British Council Scotland and HebCelt Festival.

The Festival is the largest of its kind in mainland Europe with an average audience of 800,000 over ten days. There are several performance opportunities for artists including the Scottish Pavilion, which is free to the general public and will run from 10am until 1.30am–2.30am each day. Artists will be asked to perform twice a day for approximately 45 minutes each and may also be asked to host three or four workshops whilst at the festival.

Each musician will be paid a fee to perform and travel, accommodation and subsistence will also be paid.

There may also be additional performance opportunities at the Festival, which will be negotiated separately to the Pavilion performances.

Preference will be shown to artists who are available for all ten days of the festival although we will accept applications from artists who are available for less time. Please make sure you clearly indicate your availability it the form below.

We are seeking applications from artists to be selected to perform as part of the event. The form below should be completed and emailed along with any supporting materials to showcasescotland@activeevents.org.uk by 5pm on 6th January  2017.

The Showcase Scotland Expo Panel will be selecting up to 10 artists to perform.

Guidance Notes

Artists’ work must be rooted in the acoustic, folk, Gaelic, roots, Scots language, traditional, or world music genres.

Artists will have a demonstrable track record of performance in the UK including e.g. live reviews, festival and venue performances.

Artists must be able to demonstrate the ability to maximise the promotional opportunities that Showcase Scotland Expo affords e.g. strong web and social networking presence, credible mailing lists, promotional product for the event, EPK/Live footage available.

Artists must be able to articulate their rationale for applying and relevance to their career.

Artists must be willing to undertake press interviews etc as required for the Showcase Scotland Expo showcase.

Artists must be able to provide access to three tracks by providing a soundcloud link.

Evidence of existing international interest or support is desirable.

Artists must be available to perform between 4th – 13th August 2017.

Artists must agree to provide evaluation as required to the Showcase Scotland Expo Steering Group. This will include financial information regarding onward bookings secured from the Showcase.

Artists must be resident in Scotland.

Application form: lorient-interceltique-festival-2017-artist-application-form-2

Applicants are asked to complete the Showcase Scotland Expo, application form and return to showcasescotland@activeevents.org.uk by 6 January 2017.