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May 1, 2019: Official Showcase applications open
July 15, 2019 5pm CT: Official Showcase applications close
August 26, 2019: Official Showcase Artists notified
September 5, 2019: Official Showcase Artists announced publicly
September 23, 2019: Official Showcase Artists scheduled
Membership is not required to submit an application. All selected artists and accompanying musicians are required to be paid registrants of the conference.
All non-USA artists must be legally able to enter the United States and are responsible for acquiring all necessary travel permits including visas when necessary.
INELIGIBLE: Artists who had an Official Showcase in 2018 and a second Official Showcase in 2019 are not eligible to apply in 2020. The only exception to this rule is for artists who are asked during the week of the conference to fill a last minute cancelation. They may still arrange Private Showcases in 2020 and are welcome to reapply for an Official Showcase for the 2021 conference. This policy ensures turnover and access to Official Showcases for our wide community of established and emerging artists.
In order not to compete with Folk Alliance International Official Showcases, and to maximize the community and career impact of presenter and industry attendance on-site, artists selected for an Official Showcase or as Music Camp instructors are not permitted to perform concerts within a 24 kilometer (15 mile) radius of the conference hotel between the hours of 4pm – 3am, January 22-26, 2019.
May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019
FAI members $12.50, non-members $25
June 1, 2019 - July 15, 2019
FAI members $25, non-members $50
Official Showcase application fees are non-refundable.
Download a sample application here. This printable copy of the online Official Showcase application is for preparation purposes only. FAI will only accept applications that are paid for and submitted online, NO MAIL-IN APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Click here to view the jury scoring criteria.
Each year a dedicated group of industry professionals reviews and score every Official Showcase application. There are three juries (one for the US, Canada, and International applicants. Each juror scores between 200 to 250 of the over 1000 applicants). This year FAI invites qualified members to apply to participate as jurors.
If accepted for a showcase, artists are required to post that they are an Official Showcase artist on social media using the FAI provided badge. This action is part of the artist’s contract.
Official Showcases are “festival style” performances, meaning that there are no sound checks and the lighting is set. The performances are 30 minutes long with a 15 minute change over. All performances take place in hotel ballrooms. There is no guaranteed use of in-ear-monitors.
Official Showcase performances are not open to the public. There are no public tickets or guest passes available. All attendees of the Official Showcases must be registered delegates of the conference.
Applicants are guaranteed a discounted conference registration rate regardless of Official Showcase award status.
Please note that these rates are only for the artists and not for the support team (manager, agent, publicist, etc.). Support team members must register using standard registration rates.
Discounted rates are available to artists from outside North America and Official Showcase acts of 6 or more. Contact FAI for special pricing.
After you complete the Official Showcase application, you will receive an email with a discount code to use when registering to receive the discounted applicant rate.