The 8th of January deadline for the PRS International Showcase Fund looms. Songwriters, producers, artists and bands based in Great Britain are eligible to apply for the £5k fund. Artists previously supported include Anna Meredith, Sundara Karma and Dream Wife.

Music artists are reminded that applications for the PRS International Showcase Fund will close at 6pm on Monday 8th January 2018. Only songwriters and musicians based in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible to apply.

The fund which is open to artists who have been invited to play international showcase festivals, grants financial contributions up to £5,000 towards overall costs, broken down as follows: 75% of trip budget covering

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

It is expected that the remaining 25% of budget will be covered by the artist, label, manager, publisher, etc.

The UK based PRS foundation provides vital funding for artists, bands, songwriters and producers to perform at renowned industry-facing showcase festivals such as;

  • SXSW
  • by:Larm
  • Reeperbahn
  • Primavera Sound
  • Iceland Airwaves
  • Eurosonic
  • …..and more including our very own YouBloom which will be held here in Ireland in June 2018.

Time is tight so if you’ve already received an official invite from an approved showcase festival – CLICK HERE – for the full list of eligible events – then get cracking and submit your application. Who can apply? CLICK HERE to see if you are eligible to apply for the International Showcase Fund.

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 in association with PledgeMusic.


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