Showcase Opportunity: Folk Alliance Spotlight

Alberta Music is teaming up with BreakOut West, SaskMusic, Manitoba Music, and Music BC to present a pre-recorded spotlight showcase for Folk Alliance International. This is an opportunity for two acts (solo artists or bands) to perform for and network online a week before the conference with influential music industry professionals from the Canadian and International folk and roots community. Each act will record 2 songs that will be broadcast at the Folk Alliance International Spotlight Showcases February 15 – 17. Alberta Music will provide resources for the video shoot. Selected artists will receive more details prior to the video shoot in early December.

This is an equal opportunity showcase for gender diversity and BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ voices.

Presented by Folk Alliance International, Folk Unlocked is an event for the entire international folk community to come together for panels, workshops, showcases, affinity and peer group meetings, exhibit spaces, networking, and mentorship.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must:

  • Have a current or upcoming release (demo / EP / full-length) within 2020-2022
  • Be export-ready (able to capitalize on opportunities in Canada and internationally)
  • Be an Alberta Music member and current resident of Alberta
  • Be available for an in-person performance video shoot in early December (location TBA) and to attend virtual Folk Alliance International sessions February 15 – 17

The safety of all involved is our priority and all guidelines and restrictions from local health authorities and performance spaces will be communicated and strictly followed.

To submit:
Fill out the submission form below

Submissions will be evaluated by a jury based on:
Rationale for the showcase
Export readiness
For more info, please contact:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM MST, Monday, November 22, 2021