Alberta FOCUS 2023- Export Development and Showcase Opportunity – Call for Submissions

Apply for Alberta Focus, a program that includes an Alberta Music Showcase and one-on-one meetings with international delegates!

The Alberta Focus showcase puts Alberta’s finest, export-ready artists in front of international music industry professionals from the US, Mexico, and across Europe and the UK. This showcase is an excellent opportunity for Alberta Music members to build on their networks here at home and also with the international community.

Five (5) export ready artists will be selected to participate in a showcase in Calgary on Sunday, October 8th, 2023 and one-on-one meetings with international delegates the following day (Monday, October 9th). A small travel honorarium will be available to artists residing in Alberta but outside of Calgary city limits.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must:
Have a current or upcoming release (demo / EP / full-length) within 2021-2023
Be export-ready (able to capitalize on opportunities in Canada and internationally)
Be an Alberta Music member and current resident of Alberta
Be available on Sunday, October 8th AND Monday, October 9th to perform, attend meetings and networking events in Calgary, AB

Submissions will be evaluated by an external jury based on:

Creative submission
Export readiness and plan
Rationale for attending the showcase
Previous export experience / history

This is a Pre-BreakOut West event; Artists do NOT need to be accepted into BreakOut West to apply.

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

Deadline to submit is Wednesday, August 16th at 11:59pm MDT.

This program is supported by FACTOR and the Government of Alberta.
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