The Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) invites African musicians based on the continent to apply for an opportunity to showcase at ACCES 2019 in Accra, Ghana, from 14 to 16 November.
ACCES, which is organised by the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) in a different African city every year, will offer a robust programme and platforms for performers to showcase their talent to a diverse audience of local and international delegates, including festival curators, promoters, booking agents, record labels and other influential audiences.
Launched in Dakar in 2017, and held in Nairobi in 2018, the event includes training workshops, panel discussions, presentations, live performances, networking sessions, exhibitions and visits to key music industry hubs in the host city.
The deadline for applications is 30 April 2019 (midnight CAT).
Who can apply?
ACCES showcases are meant for emerging musicians who can deliver outstanding live performances and are ready for the international stage. ACCES curators are also looking for musicians who will genuinely benefit from the opportunity. As this event is happening in Ghana, emphasis will also be on local bands with a view to showcase the best in Ghanaian live music.
Support from ACCES
NB: Musicians based outside Accra should be prepared to provide own funding for transport costs to and from Accra. The Music In Africa Foundation will strive to support musicians to apply for funding from available networks and partners but cannot guarantee that this will be successful, so please be sure that you are prepared for this before you apply.
How to apply?
Please note that your application is based on your Music In Africa profile. Here is an example of a profile: https://www.musicinafrica.net/node/9993
Your profile should have the following:
Steps to apply
Please note: you may find your profile already created by a Music in Africa contributor. In that case, you would need to follow the online steps to claim it. Once you have control of your profile, make sure to update the information.
Please note: the form will not allow applicants to save and complete later. Before you complete it, make sure you have all the required documents that will need to be attached.
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2019 (midnight CAT)
Access the ENGLISH application form here.
Access the FRENCH application form here.
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