ECMA & Showcase Scotland partner at Celtic Connections 2022

ECMA & Showcase Scotland partner at Celtic Connections 2022

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is excited to announce a business exchange showcase opportunity in partnership with Showcase Scotland Expo at the 2022 Celtic Connections Festival taking place in Glasgow, Scotland from January 20- February 6.

Showcase Scotland at Celtic Connections taking place from February 2-6, is the largest showcase for roots, folk and acoustic music in the U.K., attracting 150 international music buyers, presenters and festivals from nations around the world.

ECMA will be presenting three showcasing artists at the 2022 Showcase Scotland reception held at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival. This is a prime showcase opportunity to perform to a large network of influential international music buyers, booking agents, festival and venue programmers, media, and tastemakers from around the world.

Select artists must demonstrate they are export-ready and/or have exporting experience and the ability and team infrastructure to maximize on this showcase opportunity.

This showcase opportunity is aimed to support touring artists/ groups who have a confirmed upcoming U.K/ European. tour, and/or have confirmed live performances/ shows in advance or following the showcase event. This is a condition of the Scotland Government’s environmental sustainability policy.

To submit for the ECMA Showcase at Showcase Scotland 2022, click HERE.

Deadline for submission interest is Monday, September 13th, 2021.

The ECMA programming committee and the Showcase Scotland steering group at Celtic Connections will make the final decision on which ECMA artists will be invited to showcase.

The ECMA awards and stages committee will jury the general list of submissions to develop a short list of the 10 best-qualified applicants. This list will be sent to the Showcase Scotland steering group to select the 3 applicants to invite to showcase. Selected artists/groups will be notified by September 27th.

This is a promotional showcase opportunity and no financial remuneration or performance fee will be paid for the showcase performance. The Showcase Scotland private invite-only event will not be advertised in the Celtic Connections program to the general public and does not guarantee a performance at the Celtic Connections Festival.

Selected artists will be responsible for seeking funding assistance for travel, flights, accommodations, per diems, marketing materials and any other showcase expenses.

If you have any questions, contact

Submit for Showcase Scotland.

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