INES > INES#talent Programme for Emerging Musical Talents

INES, the Innovation Network of European Showcases, is a network of 20 European showcase festivals, supported by the EU. INES#talent is a programme that helps promising musical talents to drive their international careers forward by performing at showcase festivals all over Europe.

Each INES#festival nominates between 2 and 10 promising and exportable artists from their own country to the INES#talent pool. Over a period of two years INES#festivals then draw on the INES#talent pool to book foreign artists.

Upcoming bands from Austria, Czechia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom can apply. Applicants have to be available for at least 8 out of 20 INES festival dates in the year to come.

Acts that are booked for an INES festival receive at least:

  • Minimum 250€ compensation/fee (VAT excl.).

  • Accommodation or compensation for accommodation.

  • Basic backline (amp, drum kit, PA. No guitars, drum breakables etc will be provided unless agreed otherwise).

  • Festival passes for the travel party and one conference ticket.

  • Catering or buyout.

Deadline (extended): 16 August 2020

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