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Showcase Scotland Expo is concerned with delivering a strategic approach to providing the maximum public benefit to Scotland by supporting and developing artists from Scotland.

This will offer public benefit culturally, artistically, socially and economically and strengthens the cultural environment of Scotland. Showcase Scotland Expo is supported by Creative Scotland and PRS for Music Foundation

The 19th edition of Showcase Scotland at Celtic Connections takes place from Wednesday 31st January to Sunday 4th February 2018. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the festival we are delighted to welcome our closest Celtic neighbours, Ireland, to be our international partners for the first time. Showcase Scotland are also teaming up with Help Musicians UK to present a day of panels and information sessions on January 31, for Scottish artists looking to maximise their international careers.

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Our Aim

Our aim is to further the live export opportunities for Scottish based artists working in the genres of folk, traditional, Scots, Gaelic, world and acoustic music. We aim to forge relationships with overseas music trade events and to lobby for showcase opportunities for Scottish based artists.

We also produce The Visit an inward bound mission for the overseas music industry, which targets industry from key territories to visit Scotland to see if our best musicians perform and meet the wider Scottish music industry.