We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for EXCITE 2019. The project is open to acts of any genre and those working or aiming to work in other areas of the music or media industries; with successful applicants securing a host of opportunities across mainland Europe and Scandinavia. All partner organisations have extensive experience delivering talent development programmes in their respective markets and are expertly placed to support young participants to make the most of each opportunity.
Partner festivals engaged with the EXCITE Network include MENT (Sl), Spring Break (PL), SPOT Festival (DK), Welcome to the Village (NL), MS Dockville (DE), Live at Heart (SE), Reeperbahn Festival (DE), Braga Music Week (PT), Lost in Music (FI), Play Festival (BE), Monkey Week (ES), Sørveiv Festival (NO), Sonic Visions (LU), Freeze Festival (NL) and XpoNorth.
At least three opportunities will be offered to Highlands and Islands based creatives or bands.
Extra dates, market awareness sessions, networking opportunities, Writing Camps, 1-2-1 advice from industry partners and supporting media opportunities are also produced in each country.
In addition to this, a range of extra opportunities for those interested in working in other areas of the music or media industries are also being introduced for 2019, all designed to support young talent to explore international markets earlier in their career/ development.
The project is open to artists and individuals based in the Highlands and Islands and aged 18-30. The deadline for applications is Monday 21st January 2019.
For full details and an Application Pack, please get in touch here.