Funding Live Music Shows

Showcase Scotland 2024: Wide Days event opportunity


Post content courtesy of Showcase Scotland.

Hello Artists,

Made in Scotland Gigs is a new music strand of the Made in Scotland showcase.

Hosted in partnership with the Wide Days music convention, it takes place on 14 and 15 of August at La Belle Angele, Edinburgh. Each night, four acts based in Scotland, from across the genre spectrum, will showcase to a public and industry audience.

The event will help participating artists make connections with media and music business professionals, as well as with the international visitors that the Fringe brings to Edinburgh.


Key Info

  • Applications open Monday 3 June at noon
  • The deadline to apply will be 5pm on Monday 17 June
  • Applications will be assessed by an independent panel of music industry figures.
  • If required, final-stage interviews will take place via zoom on Wednesday 3 or Thursday 4 July
  • Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 5 July

Due to the high volume of applications expected, it is not possible to provide feedback.



Selected artists will receive grants of £1,000 to cover the costs relating to their performance in terms of advance briefing, rehearsal, travel/accommodation and for the performance itself.

A limited budget is available on top of the £1,000 grant, for artists with additional costs arising from childcare or accessibility requirements. Moreover, acts traveling from outside the Central Belt can request a contribution towards travel and accommodation.

Details are outlined in the application form and the amount provided will be determined by Made In Scotland.


The Events

Two events will take place on the evenings of the 14 and 15 of August between 18:00-22:00 and will be programmed based on the final selection and genre. The nights will be promoted by Wide Days and Made In Scotland partners.

Alongside invited industry and media professionals, the shows will be listed on the Fringe website and tickets be available to the public through its box office. Each act will also be provided with a small guest list allocation.

There will be a pre-event online briefing on 17 July (17:00-20:00), as well as an in-person networking event on 14 or 15 August (16:00-18:00, final time tbc). Artists and/or a representative will be required to attend both (unless it coincides with a soundcheck).


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Vote now – Shortlist Announced Scots Trad Music Awards


Vote now – Shortlists have been announced for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018 – Voting is open until Friday 23rd November. The winners will be revealed at the Trad Awards ceremony on Saturday 1st December at Perth Concert Hall.

Album of the Year shortlist:

Alterum by Julie Fowlis

EVO by Skerryvore

Punch by The Poozies

Sanctuary by Ross Ainslie

Sandwood by Duncan Chisholm

Some Other Land by Adam Sutherland

Symbiosis II by Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton

The Key by Blazin’ Fiddes

The Railway by Hamish Napier

The Seer by Lauren MacColl

Voting is also open for the other award categories which include:  

Club of the Year

Composer of the Year

Community Project of the Year,

Event of the Year

Gaelic Singer of the Year

Instrumentalist of the Year

Live Act of the Year

Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year

Scottish Dance Band of the Year

Scottish Folk Band of the Year

Scottish Pipe Band of the Year

Trad Music in the Media

Music Tutor of the Year

Up and Coming Artist of the Year

Venue of the Year Award

Huge congratulations and good luck to all nominees!

For more information and to register your vote please visit: scotstradmusicawards

To book a ticket for the awards please visit:



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Showcase & funding opportunity – Made in Scotland 2019


Showcase & funding opportunity – Made in Scotland Showcase 2019 – deadline 22.11.8.

Made in Scotland celebrates the wealth and diversity of work that is currently being produced in Scotland. It’s a curated showcase which aims to raise the international profile of Scottish artists by promoting high-quality music, theatre and dance to international promoters and audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Made In Scotland is a partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Federation of Scottish Theatres, Scottish Music Centre and Creative Scotland.

Funding is intended to support the costs of presenting work at the Fringe. The work can be new or an existing production which will be re-staged at the Fringe.

Who can apply – individuals, groups and organisations based in Scotland and working in theatre, dance and music – applications can be submitted from individual artists, companies, organisations, ensembles, promoters, bands and record labels.

Onward International Touring – One of the key aims of Made in Scotland is to maximise the benefit for Scottish artists on international platforms – funding is available to support any work created in Scotland which attracts interest from international promoters as a result of being showcased at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The deadline for applications for the 2019 showcase is 22.11.18, for more information please visit: creative scotland/made-in-scotland