There’s a great opportunity for professionals working within the music industry in South Africa to apply to attend the Music Showcase at the World Music Expo (WOMEX) taking place from the 23rd-27th October 2013 in Cardiff, Wales, UK. 

The British Council’s Music Showcases programme will include networking, learning and sharing opportunities for music programmers, festival managers, independent label managers and music managers. Attendees will have the opportunity to build relationships with UK counterparts directly, see UK artists, network and get a sense of the UK market.

Applicants who are chosen to go will receive funding, which will cover flights (Johannesburg/Cape Town – London), accommodation (four nights), local transports (airport transfer, return train to Cardiff), delegate pass, and visa costs. 

Please note that grants are for individuals working within the live music environment; musicians, managers, promoters, producers, agents, and other music industry operators. 

For your application to be considered you must:

  • Be established in South Africa
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, not acting as an intermediary


Every application must include: 

  • Evidence that you are a musician or music industry professional.
  • Evidence of your track record may  include press coverage, website links, evidence of prizes, public appearances or residencies, CV, etc.

Application forms are available on and the submission deadline is strictly Friday 23rd August 2013