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PRS International Showcase Fund to be opened to Scottish acts through Creative Scotland partnership

By | Published on Thursday 17 November 2016

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The PRS For Music Foundation has announced Creative Scotland as a new partner on its International Showcase Fund. The hook up provides Scottish acts with the opportunity to apply for funding to perform internationally, as artists in England and Wales already do.

“I am delighted that Creative Scotland will be partnering with us and the existing partners on the International Showcase Fund”, says PRS For Music Foundation chief exec Vanessa Reed “This additional investment means that we can now open this fund to talented Scottish artists who are looking to access a new oversees territory for the first time”.

Creative Scotland’s Head Of Music Alan Morrison adds: “Connecting Scottish talent to the wider world is one of Creative Scotland’s main ambitions, and this new partnership with the International Showcase Fund will allow us to do so at an increased level. We firmly believe that Scottish musicians deserve to stand shoulder to shoulder with the best the world has to offer, and that our up-and-coming acts will be the stars of the future. The International Showcase Fund is the key that will open doors to a wealth of industry platforms at some of the biggest festivals and music events on the calendar”.

The International Showcase Fund was first launched in 2013, and a PRS For Music Foundation report earlier this year found that artists who had benefitted from it had generated £8.90 in additional revenues for every £1 in funding they received.