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Folk Alliance International Official Showcase Applications Open

by   on September 09, 2015

Deadline September 30th

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Perform for over 250 US, Canadian & International Presenters Official Showcase Applications are still open for the 2016 Folk Alliance International Conference! Applications opened July 1st and the cost has now increased to $40, however current FAI members pay only $20 (a 50% savings). The deadline is September 30, 2015. Official showcase artists will be announced on November 10, 2015. Recent “Presenter" delegates have included: Philadelphia Folk Festival, WOMEX, Kerrville Folk Festival, Levitt Pavilions (throughout USA), Edmonton Folk Festival (Canada), Club Passim (Boston), The BlueBird Cafe (Nashville), The Ark (Ann Arbor), Manhattan Arts Center, British Underground (London), ROSA (Denmark), Woodford Folk Festival (Australia), and Folk at Heart Festival (Sweden). The Selection Process All applications are reviewed by an advisory panel of industry experts (presenters and folk music industry) specific to the US, Canadian, and International markets. There are 15 anonymous participants in the standardized jury process. We seek to present a balance of emerging and established artists and to provide a diverse array of artists (diverse in sound, genre, culture, geography, language, gender, and group size). All variations of folk music are considered for showcases including Traditional (rooted from each country/culture), World, Appalachian, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, and of course singer-songwriters. Quality of the work, current career activity, future performance plans, and national/international tour-readiness are all factored into the selection. Discounts for All Applicants Showcase applicants are entitled to a locked in conference rate of $250 per person (groups up to two people) or $200 per person (three or more). Whether you are selected for an official showcase or not, you are eligible to receive these discounted registration prices as long as you are a FAI member. Groups need to register all members at once to apply the discount. Need more info? www.folk.org/OfficialShowcases

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