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International Showcase Fund

This scheme is open. Deadline for applications: Ongoing

Grants of up to £5000 for artists, bands and managers who have been invited to play an international showcasing festival or conference, to contribute to travel, visas, accommodation and expenses.  Delivered by the PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland.

These awards enable individual artists, bands and managers to travel from Northern Ireland to develop their skills and expertise. Applicants must provide evidence that they have been invited by a host organisation in the country to which they intend to travel.

Who can apply?

Artists, bands, songwriters, producers and managers who have been invited to perform/attend at industry facing showcase festivals such as:

  • SXSW
  • Folk Alliance International
  • Classical: Next
  • Jazz Ahead

How to apply?

To apply, please visit

The International Showcase Fund has rolling deadlines due to varying event organiser schedules.

We recommend you apply for funding soon after being invited to showcase. Applications must be received 10-12 weeks before the intended date of travel.

Deadline for Applications

This is a rolling programme.