Showcase Opportunity: Folk Alliance International 2024 Official Showcase Application
Happening February 21-25, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri. Deadline July 17, 2023
Deadline: July 17, 2023
Interested in Performing an Official Showcase?
Official Showcases at the 2024 conference will be performed in person at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, MO.
Artists, are you looking to:
Book a tour in a new region
Hire an artist manager or find a booking agent
Add a publicist to your team
Find new band members or songwriting collaborators
Land a big festival gig
Don't miss your chance to apply for an Official Showcase at the conference! Official Showcase Artists receive the opportunity to present their talents to a diverse range of industry professionals from around the world. Festival directors, booking agents, record labels, artist managers, and countless other industry experts come together for our conference, the largest gathering of the folk music industry worldwide.
Membership is not required to submit an application. All selected artists and accompanying musicians are required to be paid registrants of the conference.
All non-US artists must be legally able to enter the United States and are responsible for acquiring all necessary travel permits including visas when necessary.
INELIGIBLE: Artists are not allowed to showcase as an Official Showcase artist for more than two consecutive years without a gap year. This policy ensures turnover and access to Official Showcases for our wide community of established and emerging artists.
Official Showcase Application Fee
June 1 – June 22, 2023:
FAI members $20, non-members $40
June 23 – July 17, 2023:
FAI members $25, non-members $50
Official Showcase application fees are non-refundable.
What You’ll Need to Complete the Application
Credit card for the application fee
Contact information for the artist and all representation
50-word bio (3rd-person)
Two different artist/band headshot photos (300dpi, colour)
Link to 1-2 audio files (note: the jury cannot review downloads, Dropbox or Google Drive files)
Link to 1 video of a live performance of the proposed showcase format
Links to the most recent highest-profile media reviews
The most significant nominations or awards the artist has won
Names/roles of all band members
Stage plot (.pdf)
More details & to apply: https://folk.org/programs/conference/perform/official-showcase-application
Deadline to apply July 17, 2023
Saskatchewan artists who are Canadian residents who receive official showcases are eligible to apply for showcase support through Creative Saskatchewan and FACTOR Canada (and potentially other funders). If you receive a showcase invite, please contact SaskMusic so we can offer assistance.