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International Showcase Fund

International Showcase Fund

The International Showcase Fund offers vital support for UK based* artists, bands, songwriters and producers based who have been invited to play an international showcasing festival or conference.

The PRS Foundation grant up to £5,000 as a contribution to;

  • Travel
  • Visas
  • Accommodation
  • Per diems (daily expenses)

We grant up to 75% of your trips budget. The remaining 25% should be covered by the artist, label, manager, publisher, etc.

We fund artists, bands, songwriters and producers to perform at industry facing showcase festivals such as;

  • SXSW
  • Eurosonic
  • Womex
  • Reeperbahn
  • Folk Alliance International
  • MIDEM
  • Canadian Music Week
  • A3C
  • …..and more

We recommend applying as soon as you have received an official invite from the festival. CLICK HERE to read our guidance, and CLICK HERE for more info and to see if you are eligible to apply for the International Showcase Fund.

*Those based in England, Scotland and Wales** can apply to the fund when invited to any showcasing event. Artists based in Northern Ireland can apply for support when invited to events taking place in North America and Europe.

**Click here to read our guidance in Welsh language

DEADLINES: Most of our deadlines are rolling for the International Showcase Fund – you should consider applying once you have received an official invitation to perform at the chosen showcasing festival.

There are deadlines for the following festivals:

  • Friday 23rd November 2018 (SXSW & Eurosonic)
  • Monday 7th January 2019 (SXSW only)

If you are going to SXSW our partners Pledge Music have also set up a tailored SXSW campaign to help you raise the funds to get to Austin. Go here for more info.

The International Showcase Fund is a partnership between PRS Foundation, Department for International Trade, British Underground, Arts Council England, the Musicians’ Union, PPL, Creative Scotland, Wales Arts International and Arts Council Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest NI, in association with PledgeMusic.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY